JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their mission is to accererate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat TD1 and its complications. They exist for the millions of children, adults and families affected by this disease. Their strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to stop T1D.
T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. You cannot prevent it—and there is currently no cure. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood–sugar level, rely on injected or infused insulin and carefully monitor your eating and activity—day and night.
That’s why JDRF works every single day to remove the burden of this disease—and to prevent anyone else from knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new treatments, ensuring new therapies get to market and engaging the T1D community. They have raised $2 billion for research to–date and made significant progress in understanding and funding this disease.
Every dollar we put into T1D research comes from donations. That’s why they need your help. By participating in Run BeCAUSE, your fundraising will help JDRF further their vision of a creating a world without T1D. Together, we can walk to the finish. And turn Type One into Type None.