A-1 Self Storage to Match Donations for American Diabetes Association Youth Camp

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California self-storage provider A-1 Self Storage has pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations to the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Camp Wana Kura’s 25th anniversary campaign. The camp, July 22-25 at the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve in Santee, Calif., is designed for children ages 5 to 12 who have Type 1 diabetes. Activities include water games, songs, relays, crafts, swimming and paddle boating. Camp Wana Kura enables the campers to learn new things and connect with other kids living with Type 1 diabetes while building new friendships, according to the ADA website.

The fee to attend the camp is $75, with financial assistance available to families in need. The ADA offsets the camp’s costs to attendees through donations and local fundraising events, according to a camp brochure.

“We are proud to once again support the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Wana Kura. The camp is incredible and so much fun for the children. We are fortunate to be able to give back to our community by supporting the ADA,” said Brian Caster, president and CEO of A-1.

Previously known as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults. Only 5 percent of people with diabetes have this form of the disease, in which the body does not produce insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy.

A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.

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