"As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, my chief priority is finding a cure,” - says JDRF’s CEO Jeffrey Brewer.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2012
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
The New York City Extravaganza! for Tots, Teens and In-betweens held on Sunday Jan 29, 2012 is a celebration for the entire family with music, carnical games, food, prizes and lots of fun for all. This great event is organized to support JDRF and get more people involved in its cause, to be held at the famous Roseland Ballroom located at 239 West, 52nd Street, NYC from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
Facts about JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
Research Funding Facts
JDRF's research mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). As the global leader in the fight against T1D, JDRF's research programs are comprehensive -- addressing the hopes and dreams of every person with T1D for the best quality of life and a cure for this disease.
General Diabetes Facts
Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person's body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively.
Type 1 Diabetes Facts
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.
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For more information call 212-478-4324 or email: elebensberg(at)jdrf(dot)org
Through January 31, 2012, use your Discover® card to give to JDRF and Discover will match 2% of your donation. That’s in addition to the Cashback Bonus you already earn every time you use your card.