The Cash, Sweat & Tears Awards honor the passion of North America’s most extraordinary volunteers – the people who take on physical challenges, overcome obstacles or raise huge sums from friends, family and colleagues for your cause.
Each year the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum invites athletic event and peer-to-peer fundraising programs to nominate one inspiring participant for the Cash Sweat and Tears Award. Every nominee is recognized with a Cash, Sweat & Tears Certificate of Merit and the winner is honored at our annual conference. The organization nominating the Cash, Sweat & Tears Award winner receives a cash donation.
Jack Hughes, who at the age of 92, participated in a JDRF fundraising bike ride in the blistering heat of Death Valley, today was honored with the 2020 Cash, Sweat & Tears Award as North America’s most inspiring fundraising volunteer.
Hughes, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) more than half a century ago, has been a tireless rider in 10 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes events – and plans to embark on yet another fundraising ride in Death Valley in October. He has raised over $400,000 to date for JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research.