Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Come be a part of exciting special events and fundraising activities as we raise money to support research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Volunteers are needed to assist at local events and meetings, serve on committees, and provide administrative support at the local office located in Brentwood. Annual events include the Promise Gala in April, Golf tournament in May, and the JDRF One Walk in September.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Middle Tennessee
105 Westpark Drive, Suite 415, Brentwood, TN 37027, US
To find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007. In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.