IN HONOR OF JACK TATUM
A TRUE BUCKEYE AND
Jack Tatum, who was affected by complications of diabetes, made it his mission to help others with diabetes.
He worked with the Central Ohio Diabetes Association for nearly ten years to help raise funds and awareness for diabetes after Ohio State University physician Dr. Manuel Tzagournis helped to save his life.
Jack gave generously to the Central Ohio community that was so important to him. Thanks to his efforts, the Celebrities for Diabetes event raised nearly $1 million. As a result, thousands of people with diabetes have received diabetes detection and education services, regardless of ability to pay.
Jack was a giant on the football field, but he had an even bigger impact on the lives of people with diabetes in our community.
“The tireless efforts of Jack Tatum, his devotion to the diabetes cause and his personal story have highlighted the importance of diabetes detection and Education,” said Jeanne C. Grothaus, Executive Director. “He will be sorely missed both as an advocate and as a friend.”