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Camp Midicha Renamed to Honor Donors

The Wendell & Doris Rogers Charitable Foundation pledges $1 million

young boys at diabetes camp in front of lake

The happy campers at the American Diabetes Association Camp in Fenton, Michigan, have even more to smile about, thanks to the generous support of Doris E. and Wendell H. Rogers.

Doris E. Rogers

Doris, who lived with type 2 diabetes, passed away in 2013. She and her beloved husband, Wendell, were married for 67 years and shared many fond memories of trips to Camp Midicha and visits with the campers. As a couple, they have been dedicated to supporting ADA Camps so that kids with diabetes have the opportunity to experience the fun of summer camp and learn how to live well with diabetes.

The Association acknowledges the couple’s longtime support and the $1 million pledge by the Wendell & Doris Rogers Charitable Foundation in memory of Doris E. Rogers. In recognition, the camp is now named The Doris E. and Wendell H. Rogers Camp Midicha. This camping season, campers and guests will be greeted by a new sign, T-shirts, and other materials that announce the name change.

“The Association is so grateful for the unwavering support shown by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their generous pledge,” says Andrea Maddox-Smith, senior vice president, Eastern division/field programs. “Their passion for helping kids have fun while being supported in diabetes care has made such an impact and now many generations of children to come will benefit.”

ADA Diabetes Camps let kids be kids in a supportive environment while giving parents a break from the burdens that diabetes places on their families. The Association is committed to providing a camp experience for children with diabetes regardless of their family’s ability to pay. For more information about registering for and supporting ADA Diabetes Camps, visit


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