deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry is most commonly known for its large selection of fine timepieces and luxury jewelry, but last Thursday evening we had the pleasure of hosting a special event in support of Camp Sweeny. Camp Sweeny supports children with Type I Diabetes. The camp was founded in 1947 and has benefited more than 30,000 children and counting. After more than 60 years of operation, Camp Sweeney is regarded as one of the largest and most effective diabetic educational facilities in the world, offering the only 3-week residential diabetes life skills training program in the United States. Campers learn to recognize and treat the early warning signs of dangerously high and low blood sugar levels. By teaching the skills necessary to maintain tight control of their diabetes, campers are equipped to minimize the complications associated with diabetes in hopes that they will be good candidates once a cure is available.
Our event educated guests about this amazing organization and gave a chance to donate directly to Camp Sweeney. Throughout the evening guests mingled with campers and heard touching stories of how this wonderful camp changed their lives. Through February18, 2012 deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry will be donating 5% of individual sales to Camp Sweeney when presented with a special Camp Sweeney identification card.