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LRG Capital Group

March 04, 2010 12:08 ET

Bay Area Philanthropist Honored by American Diabetes Association as Father of the Year

The American Diabetes Association and the National Father's Day Council Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Father's Day by Honoring Founder and CEO of LRG Capital Group Lawrence "Larry" Goldfarb

LARKSPUR, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) -  Dedicated local philanthropist Lawrence "Larry" Goldfarb, Founder and CEO of LRG Capital Group, has been honored by the American Diabetes Association as 2010's Father of the Year.

"To be named Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association is an extraordinary honor," Goldfarb said. "I am thrilled that I can help the American Diabetes Association in its fight against Type 1 Diabetes and the children it affects."

Goldfarb is deeply involved with many bay area charitable organizations and believes that change happens when you start in the community where you live. He serves on the board of the Blue Bear School of Music, Youth Tennis Advantage and the Joe Toucan Diabetes Project and is president and chairman of the board of the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. Goldfarb is proud to be a part of the Marin community and is a major contributor to Homeward Bound of Marin, The Mill Valley Film Festival, Tipping Point, Norcal Easter Seals and The Esurance Tennis Classic. Goldfarb is also known for bringing the organization FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology to Marin's high schools by sponsoring some of the county's first robotics teams. Goldfarb also supports several organizations promoting knowledge, awareness and research of Autism such as The Ryder Foundation, Oak Hill School and the Star Academy. 

"The American Diabetes Association is pleased to honor Larry as Father of the Year," said Tracey Veal, Chair of the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Community Leadership Board. "Larry has earned this award for his ability to balance a very successful business life with all the responsibilities of being a great father and philanthropist."

The honor will be acknowledged at a dinner ceremony in Los Angeles on June 17, 2010. The gala event features heartwarming tribute videos of each honoree, remarks by family members, and the presentation of the golden Father of the Year Award statuette. Honors are accepted before an audience of the honorees close friends, family, colleagues, and other supporters of the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes is one of the nation's deadliest diseases, and there is no cure. Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, and another person is diagnosed every 20 seconds. In Los Angeles, one in every ten adults suffers from diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but with early diagnosis and treatment, preventive measures can be taken to manage the disease.

For more information about the Father of the Year Awards Dinner, the public should contact Kathy Sanchez of the American Diabetes Association at 323-966-2890 Ext 7434 or visit www.diabetes.org/foty.

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