Lilly Diabetes has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923. Lilly Diabetes began supporting JDRF more than 16 years ago by sponsoring the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Ride to Cure Diabetes, and Gala in its local Indianapolis market. Today, Lilly’s support of JDRF touches multiple programs nationwide. Lilly sponsors Walk and outreach events in JDRF markets throughout the country through its national Walk co-sponsorship and TypeOneNation sponsorship. The company also is a committed sponsor of JDRF Children’s Congress, provides underwriting for JDRF’s Teen and School Advisory Toolkits, and has contributed more than $3 million directly to research since 2007. In 2012, Lilly Diabetes began including information in the JDRF Bag of Hope to make families aware of its collaboration with Disney Publishing through a series of books such as Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day. Lilly Diabetes is also a member of JDRF’s Industry Advisory Panel, a forum whose purpose is to maintain an open dialogue with JDRF’s industry partners.
JDRF is proud to announce Medtronic and Lilly Diabetes and as National Presenting Co-sponsors of the 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes series. Their sponsorship of the Walk is a one-year commitment of $550,000 beginning with our 2014 spring walks. We are thrilled to welcome two of our most generous industry partners as national sponsors of JDRF’s flagship fundraising program. Both Medtronic and Lilly Diabetes have been strong supporters of the Walk nationally for over ten years and contribute more than $300,000 to the Walk program annually through their corporate walk team fundraising efforts.
Lilly Diabetes provides an informational card in the JDRF Bag of Hope, showcasing the company’s collaboration with Disney Publishing and offering free resources to kids living with T1D. Resources include the book Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day, a story about Coco the Monkey and how she manages her T1D at Goofy’s birthday party.
Lilly Diabetes has made a commitment to funding educational resources for people living with T1D by sponsoring the existing JDRF School Advisory Toolkit and the newest addition to the JDRF Outreach Library, the JDRF Teen Toolkit. Both resources are available at no cost through JDRF.org as well as local JDRF chapters.
JDRF was proud to have Lilly Diabetes as a Presenting Sponsor for JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress. Children’s Congress is a three-day event that brings together approximately 150 children and teens with T1D to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. The delegates, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and JDRF’s international affiliates. As participants in Children’s Congress, they have a unique and empowering opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is like and why research to find a cure for T1D is so critical. This event is made possible through the generous support of industry partners such as Lilly Diabetes.
In November 2013, Lilly Diabetes was the presenting sponsor of the JDRF T1D for a Day text challenge. Made possible through Lilly Diabetes’ generosity, this text message program allowed participants the opportunity to step into the shoes of someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 24 hours. In just a single day, people could gain a deeper understanding of the challenges people with T1D face. Learn more about the JDRF T1D for a Day Text Challenge.