Penta Cares Announces 2008 Charity Golf Outing Honoree

Honoree announced for Second Annual Penta Cares Charity Golf Outing

New York, NY, June 13, 2008 --( Penta Cares is pleased to announce its 2008 charity golf outing honoree. The honoree will be feted at the awards ceremony and dinner reception.

The Penta Cares Second Annual Charity Golf Outing will take place at the Lido Golf Club in Lido Beach, NY, on Monday, October 6.

Nicole Sciarrino
Nicole is five years old and a kindergarten student at Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset, NY. Nicole was diagnosed with Juvenile or Type 1 diabetes on September 8, 2004, just a few weeks before her second birthday.

Life with diabetes is not easy for Nicole, or for the millions of other children and adults afflicted with the disease. There is never a break, or a day off, from the constant blood sugar monitoring and administration of insulin. Nicole wants very much to be like all of the other children in her kindergarten class and in many ways she is. However, in so many others she is not – she can not share in frosted cupcakes at a classmates birthday celebration, she is constantly running back and forth to the school nurse’s office, her blood sugar fluctuations often make it difficult to concentrate and it is difficult to schedule play-dates for her.

In the 3 ½ years that Nicole has battled this disease, new treatments have improved her quality of life. She now wears an insulin pump that delivers insulin through flexible tubing and that is inserted just under her skin. This takes the place of multiple daily insulin injections. She also recently started using a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System which, monitors her blood sugar 24 hours a day. This has the benefit of reducing the number of finger pricks necessary each day but more importantly helps to maintain better blood sugar control which will hopefully help her to avoid the serious long term complications of this disease.

Type 1 is a life long, chronic disease in which the body no longer produces insulin, a hormone necessary to sustain life. Insulin must be administered on a daily basis and blood glucose must be monitored continually to make sure it stays in an acceptable range. Low blood glucose or “hypo-glycemia” is a serious condition that requires immediate attention as it can cause loss of consciousness, convulsions, or even death. “Hyper-glycemia” or high blood sugar has a corrosive affect on the body over the long term and can cause serious long term complications including blindness, heart disease, nerve damage and kidney failure.

Organizations like the American Diabetes Association, the beneficiary of the Penta Cares Second Annual Charity Golf Outing, are working very hard to find a cure for this terrible disease and to develop better treatments until a cure is found. Tremendous progress has been made in the last 20 years and Penta Cares truly believes that a cure is within reach, during Nicole’s lifetime.

About The American Diabetes Association
Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C) 3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.

There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease.

About Penta Cares
Penta Cares was founded in 2007 as a philanthropic division of Penta Dynamic Solutions, a boutique event planning agency based in downtown Manhattan. The mission of Penta Cares is to partner with non-profit organizations to raise funds and awareness through events for worthy causes at no cost to the charity.

Penta Cares will host its Second Annual Charity Golf Outing with proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association on October 6, 2008 at the Lido Golf Club in Lido Beach, NY. The 11am shotgun start will be followed by a cocktail hour, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, dinner, awards reception, and entertainment.

Tickets are available at $900 for a foursome, $225 for an individual golfer and $100 for dinner reception. To register online please visit For more information please contact Christina Weber at (212) 344.2080 or

Penta Dynamic Solutions
Alexandra Weissner