Max McGee, the famous Green Bay Packer, was most remembered for scoring the first touchdown in Super Bowl History during Super Bowl I. He played in two Pro Bowls and on five World Championship teams.
He was also known for his color commentary on the Green Bay Packers Radio Network. However Max would prefer to be known for his contribution to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes and providing a better quality of life. He started The Maxi Fund after his youngest son, Dallas, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two.
Max McGee and his wife Denise intimately knew the challenges of living with diabetes. Their hope was to secure support for the creation of a new state-of-the-art diabetes research center.
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Help the Max McGee National Center for Juvenile Diabetes advance medical research. Funding is needed in many areas to support a broad range of projects and activities vital to the advancement of medical knowledge. Please consider making a donation today.
There are two ongoing research studies related to type 1 diabetes in which individuals or families may participate. Click on the links below to learn more about these studies.
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Diagnosing Diabetes Earlier
Identifying early inflammatory markers of type-1 diabetes is the goal of Martin Hessner, PhD., professor at The Medical College of Wisconsin and Director of the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes. Permanent Link
Courtesy of MCW Media Relations
September 18, 2012
Medical College researcher receives grants to study diabetes
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
McGee Center director Dr. Martin Hessner receives $400,000 in new funding to research the development of T1D and potential therapies.