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. 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 the disease.
Since its founding in 1970 (1974 in Canada), JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion (US) to T1D research. More than 80 per cent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research, and research-related education and advocacy. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.
For more information please visit http://www.jdrf.ca