Ray Allen Shoots 3-Pointers to Support Joslin Diabetes Center

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From the ESPN Boston Celtics Blog:

In a season in which he is set to become the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals, Ray Allen is utilizing his sharpshooting to generate funds for the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Fans are asked to make a $3 donation each time he connects on a trifecta and can do so for the entire season, or pick an individual month during Boston’s 2010-11 campaign. At the end of the Celtics’ season, the Joslin Diabetes Center and Allen’s mother, Flora Allen-Hopson, will host a special VIP reception to thank full-season supporters who donated $3 for each 3-point shot (full-season participants will also be entered into raffles for prizes like sitting courtside with Allen-Hopson).

Allen’s been a supporter of the Joslin Center since his son, Walker, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

“When Ray told me that Walker was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I was devastated, not only for little Walker, but also for my son and daughter-in-law,” said Allen-Hopson. “No mother wants to see her son face something like this, but I knew Ray and Shannon would overcome their worry to get the best care for Walker. And they did, thanks to the Joslin Diabetes Center. As Ray’s No. 1 fan, I’m excited to cheer him on this season as he supports the Joslin High Hopes Fund and the millions of families living with diabetes today.”

For more information about Ray’s $3 for 3’s, visit http://events.joslin.org/3for3/.

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