A Letter from Jeffrey Brewer April 21-27, 2013, is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and express our gratitude for all that volunteers do to make a difference in our communities. Of course at JDRF, every week is national volunteer week and, in that spirit, I thank you for all your dedication and support [...]
Nicole Johnson, a member of the JDRF International Board of Directors, has been named the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team’s 35th Lightning Community Hero for her work as a diabetes consultant and advocate. The award honors members of the Tampa Bay community for their outstanding charitable work with a $50,000 donation to the recipient’s designated [...]
Carol Lurie, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, and a founder of JDRF, passed away on Friday, February 15th. Carol and her husband Erwin played a vital part in JDRF and its contributions to diabetes research, offering continual inspiration, guidance, and support working at the chapter, national, and international levels. We will miss her.
As we head into the holiday season and toward a new year, we are especially thankful for our friends and supporters around the world. As the stories in this issue of Countdown show, the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community has much to celebrate at year’s end. December also marks the halfway point of JDRF’s fiscal [...]
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 [...]
The Special Diabetes Program: Its successful history and crucial future By Talley Henning Brown This fall, JDRF and the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community have a special opportunity to make legislative history once again—by persuading the 112th Congress to renew the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Funds provided by the SDP have supported advances in the [...]