Oklahoma Billionaires Pledge $20 Million for Diabetes Center

Harlod Hamm

| Apr 9, 2011

An Enid, Oklahoma, billionaire and his wife have pledged another $20 million on top of the $10.5 million they had previously contributed to his namesake diabetes center at the University of Oklahoma.

Harold and Sue Ann Hamm will give the money to the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Their donation, the largest in the center's history, will support diabetes research and treatment, including updating labs and attracting top-tier researchers. It will also form the kernel of a five-year, $100 million fundraising campaign.

Hamm, founder, chairman, and CEO of Continental Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company, has type 2 diabetes. He and his wife helped establish the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center in 2006 with their initial $10.5 contribution.

Money from the Hamms' latest pledge, along with contributions from the fundraising campaign, will help the center continue to give steady and reliable funding to its researchers, who would otherwise have to depend on grants.

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Posted by Anonymous on 12 April 2011

So so sad that he didnt do his homework - it should have been donated to the DRI - the world leading center for diabetes research!!!

Posted by NellyP on 12 April 2011

My son and grand daughter have type 1 diabetes. It is so hard for them to control their diabetes. I am so thankful that hopefully with this donation by Harlod Hamm, will help toward a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Posted by Anonymous on 12 April 2011

well that's nice, but donating 2% of your Wealth while it makes at least 10% a Yr is a drop in the bucket isn't it?

We need some Billionaires that become Adult Onset T1's or AOID's Adult Onset Insulin Diabetes

or Get more Wealthy T2's on Taking Insulin.. For them to get a better idea of what kind of Hell T1's go thru..

With Massive Budget Cuts by the Gov't, more dependency will be on the Private Sector..

T1's, please leave 10% of your estate or what you can ..

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