When you realize that cure research accounts for just 7% of all donations to JDRF and the ADA combined, it suggests that cure research is not actually a top priority, even though it is at the heart of each organization’s mission.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 08, 2015
On September 8, 2015, the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance announced the launch of a petition calling on JDRF and the ADA, the two largest diabetes charities, to substantially increase funding for type 1 diabetes cure research.
In 2014, JDRF and the ADA raised over $400 million in the United States, primarily through direct donations and fundraising events such as JDRF’s One Walk and the ADA’s Step Out to Stop Diabetes. However, only 7% of the money raised is being spent on cure research.
“People with type 1 diabetes and their families walk, bike, donate, and volunteer primarily to support cure research. This petition hopes to restore a genuine focus on cure research and create some self-reflection at these organizations," said JDCA General Manager Phil Shaw.
The goal of the petition is to increase cure research funding from 7% of all donations to 30%, which should drive many more high quality research projects into human trials, and one step closer to market.
About the JDCA
The JDCA is a privately funded T1D-focused nonprofit that aims to empower donors and prompt transparency in the major diabetes charities. The JDCA's mission is to accurately represent donors who want a Practical Cure.
Sign the Petition: http://petitionforacure.thejdca.org/
If you’d like more information about the petition or to schedule an interview with the JDCA General Manager Phil Shaw, please call 212-308-7433 or email js(at)thejdca(dot)org.
Contact: Joanna Smykowski