A personal campaign sponsored by JDRF Greater Western Carolinas
October 29, 2012 — December 31, 2012
Help JDRF meet a $50,000 challenge and fund more research to find better treatments, cure, and prevent Type 1 Diabetes! For World Diabetes Day and November being National Diabetes Awareness Month- JDRF has received a $50,000 Donation Challenge. We have a donor who is willing to match up to $50,000 - meaning $100,000 more for JDRF Research! We have until the end of the year (December 31st) to raise this money!
All amounts are welcome! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to donate!
November National Diabetes Awareness Month
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Facts:
• T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food.
• T1D strikes people of all ages, both children and adults, and is most often diagnosed before the age of 30.
• Currently, people with T1D need to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin (with injections or a pump) multiple times per day – every day for the rest of their lives.
• As many as 3 million people in the United States have T1D.
• Each year, approximately 15,000 children and 15,000 adults are diagnosed with T1D in the United States – that’s roughly 80 per day.
The Impact of Diabetes
• Some 26 million people in the United States have diabetes – both T1D and type 2 diabetes.
• Diabetes and its complications cost more than $174 billion a year in the United States.
• 285 million people worldwide are currently living with diabetes. This number is projected to rise to 435 million by 2030.
• JDRF is the world’s largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to fund research preventing, better treating, and ultimately curing T1D.
• More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
• Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research worldwide.