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We are incredibly excited for the 3rd Annual Pickleball Palooza to take place on October 1st! This event is FREE and accessible to all adults and children with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes or other challenges and their family and friends. You can look forward to an afternoon of yummy food, fun games, face-painting, magic, balloon animals, caricatures and so much more! For more information or to RSVP, scan the QR code at the bottom of the flyer or contact Bob Biarkis at 618.973.2814 We hope to see you there!

Our Inspiration

Lynne F. Solon

Lynne F. Solon had Type-1 diabetes and endured the disease and its related complications for more than 30 years. In 1993, she died from complications of diabetes at the age of 42.

The positive spirit she exhibited in life was exceptional and continues to inspire people today. Lynne never let her health problems overshadow her caring, sensitive, and thoughtful interaction with people. She continues to be our inspiration to help those who suffer from diabetes and other disabilities.

How will my donation be used?

●  Grants for summer camps for youths living with diabetes, allowing campers to learn more about managing their disease and living healthy lives in a fun camp setting.

●  Awarding scholarships to deserving high school graduates who live with diabetes and other physical and developmental disabilities, who are pursuing post-secondary education, meet application criteria and requirements and plan to enroll in a college, trade school, or other professional school. The grant recipients are eligible to reapply for continuing support as they continue their education.

●  Grants to support programs for individuals living with physical and other developmental disabilities, that provide for post secondary educational and life experience opportunities, including learning work skills.

●  Sponsoring events such as Pickleball Palooza that allow families of children with diabetes and other physical or developmental disabilities to enjoy a fun day learning about the game of pickleball.

Why Should I Contribute?

When you contribute to the Lynne F. Solon Foundation, you’re allowing us to make a difference in the lives of individuals with diabetes and other physical and developmental disabilities.

How do I make a donation?

You can make your contribution online below or by sending a check to:
Lynne F. Solon Foundation
P.O. Box 99, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We greatly appreciate any contributions you give!