American Diabetes Association Father of the Year 2017

This spring, Bob has accepted the honor of “Father of the Year” in Orange County and the challenge to raise funds to support the American Diabetes Association in its efforts to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. 29.1 million people in America are affected by diabetes.

Selected by the Father’s Day Council, Bob along with several other outstanding fathers will be honored at a tribute dinner to be held on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, beginning at 6 pm.

The proceeds from the Tribute Dinner will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Please help support Bob in this important project by contributing generously to the ADA. You can make this tribute memorable for him by attending the Tribute Dinner, including a special message in the events’ Tribute Journal, or make a general donation.

Your tax-deductible contribution will fund diabetes education, research and advocacy right here in our community. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on any of the links below.

To reserve a seat at the Tribute Dinner, click this link and fill out the form.  Ticket options are as follows, plus there are more details on the registration page:
All options after taxes come to $100 per seat.  Table deadline is June 5th.

If you cannot attend, to alternatively donate in Bob's name, click this link and fill out the form.

If you would prefer to send a check, a registration form can be e-mailed to you.  Please e-mail John Dowdell at

Thank you for your generosity in this wonderful honor.