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Volunteers are a vital part of JDRF's success. We are looking for dedicated individuals and/or groups to come out and help either at a sponsored event or in our office working with our staff. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 dia... Read more
Volunteers are a vital part of JDRF's success. We are looking for dedicated individuals and/or groups to come out and help either at a sponsored event or in our office working with our staff.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. 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 T1D.
As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to bring those living with T1D a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for the disease.
JDRF’s highest priority remains funding research to deliver a cure for T1D and its complications. At the same time, JDRF is also focused on developing better treatments that will transform the way people with T1D treat the disease today, in order to help them live healthier lives now and in the future. Finally, JDRF also seeks to prevent T1D, to keep future generations from developing the disease.
This is all part of JDRF’s promise of "less until none": to progressively remove the impact of T1D from the lives of those living with the disease until it is no longer a threat to them or their families.