Celebrity Chef and host of first-ever diabetes reality show featured at Taste of the Vine
Press Release: Celebrity Chef and host of first-ever diabetes reality show featured at Taste of the Vine

Press Release: Celebrity Chef and host of first-ever diabetes reality show featured at Taste of the Vine

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Santa Barbara, CA--- The William Sansum Diabetes Center will feature special guest speaker Charles Mattocks at the 15th Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction on August 26, 2017. The event raises critical funding to support diabetes research, education and care.  Mattocks has traveled the world as a diabetes’ advocate, “I knew that I had my uncle’s gene in me so I had to make an impact. My uncle’s, Bob Marley, impact was through music and mine is through health,” says Mattocks.

Taste of the Vine & Auction features dozens of local food, wine and beer purveyors, all donating their time. About three hundred guests grace the grounds at the gorgeous QAD, Inc. overlooking the ocean. It is the staple fundraising event for William Sansum Diabetes Center.

William Sansum Diabetes Center is not part of Sansum Clinic, but was founded by Dr. William Sansum in 1944. Dr. Sansum was the first to administer insulin to an American patient in the United States in 1922. The Santa Barbara based center is known around the world as a leader in diabetes research. It is also a place where local residents rely on free or low cost care and education to help manage diabetes.

Press Contact: Regina Ruiz, Marketing & Communications Manager William Sansum Diabetes Center   rruiz@sansum.org  805-335-0569

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