AAHOA Donates $5,000 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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AAHOA's donation will boost efforts to research and end type 1 diabetes

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the voice of owners in the hospitality industry and a supporter of healthy living, announced today that the organization will donate $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) during its Southeast Texas Regional Conference in Houston, Texas.

“Southeast Texas is our largest region, and we felt it fitting to present a check to an organization such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which hopefully will inspire more people to give to this worthy cause,” said AAHOA Chairman Pratik Patel. “Much like AAHOA, volunteers are the driving force behind this organization, and we are excited to help contribute to their daily work.”

Founded in 1970 by Lee Ducat and Carol Lurie, JDRF has become the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research and is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries across the globe. AAHOA’s contribution will assist the foundation as it continues the fight against this disease.

“JDRF applauds AAHOA for its generous donation to our cause,” said Clara Utley, Development Manager for JDRF. “As the leading global organization that funds type 1 diabetes research, donations like this one are crucial to our efforts in removing the impact of this life-altering disease from people’s lives.”

JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to bring those living with type 1 diabetes a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for the disease. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence and a working plan to better treat, prevent and eventually cure type 1 diabetes.

Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 12,500 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 20,000 properties amounting to more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.4 billion in payroll annually.

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