Raising Awareness and Funds for JDRF at 300 MPH

Not every kid gets to watch something she imagined on paper zoom by on a professional racetrack. But 2012 Our Everyday Heroes contest winner Libby Ledford of Stanton, MI, saw her race car design roar to life last summer. From now until March 7, children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) between the ages of […]

2012 Annual Report

This year, we’re celebrating 42 years of milestones in T1D research, awareness, and advocacy. This annual report turns the spotlight on 42 of the unique people, programs, and signs of progress that compel people to join JDRF.

The $100,000 Man

What does it take to raise $100,000 for type 1 diabetes research—when you are just 13 years old? It takes a stellar idea and a stellar young man. Please meet Matthew Sherr. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) seven years ago at age six, Matthew lives in Westchester County, NY, with his parents and three […]

JDRF Earns Forbes All-Star Charity Honor

At JDRF, our mission is our reason for existence, and we are committed to operating as efficiently as possible to maximize the money we raise for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. On November 19, our efforts received a prestigious stamp of approval when Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five “All-Star” charities. The annual […]

JDRF Kids Compete at Medtronic Jr. Cup

Insulin pumps and test strips were just as common as shin pads and cleats on the pitch at the Medtronic Junior Cup. The sixth annual event, held August 24 to 26 at Switzerland’s La Pontaise Olympic Stadium in Lausanne, brought together 132 children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who represented 12 countries in an international […]

Walk with Us! Every Step Brings JDRF Closer to a Cure

On average, it takes a person 2,000 steps to walk one mile. A classic JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes travels a little more than three miles. Now here’s math we love: with 900,000 participants in last year’s JDRF Walk program, our walkers took nearly six million steps toward helping JDRF fund research to cure, better […]

JDRF Is True Blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month

Fall is arriving in all its usual glorious colors—pumpkin orange, apple red, forest green, and … blue? That’s right. Thanks to National Diabetes Awareness Month, blue is the color to flaunt this November. This year’s theme is “All for 1!” and the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community will have ample opportunity to showcase its team […]

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Is Named President of JDRF UK

On June 11, the UK affiliate of JDRF made a historic announcement: Her Royal Highness (HRH) Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, has been named the affiliate’s new president. The news falls on the heels of HRH’s visit earlier this year to the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility in Cambridge, where she met with leading type […]

JDRF Featured on AMC’s The Pitch

On May 27, JDRF was featured in AMC’s new original series called The Pitch, an unscripted show that goes behind the scenes at two advertising agencies competing against each other to win the business of a high-profile client. The episode showed two agencies—Bozell and Muse—vying to best represent JDRF’s goal to improve the lives of all […]