Why JDRF?

Why JDRF?

Founded over 40 years ago by families of children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research in 18 countries. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and better treat T1D.

Only JDRF has the vision and strategy required to develop a cure for T1D.

With staff and volunteers in more than 100 locations around the world. JDRF’s strength lies in our exclusive focus on the global effort to end T1D. JDRF-funded researchers have been a vital part of all major T1D developments over the past 40 years. Our peer review process – recognized for its highest standards – is integral to a credible, effective and efficient research program. Only JDRF has the vision and strategy to bring together the profound scientific knowledge, institutional and academic partnerships, and industry required to develop a cure for T1D. Engaging T1D scientists worldwide, JDRF tracks who is doing the best research and where, ensuring teams are networked and key milestones are achieved before the next phase of funding. The studies are diverse, but all have one thing in common: research that will improve the lives of those living with T1D.

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To learn more, please fill out a request for information, or contact:
Caroline Lewis
JDRF Planned Giving Manager
Phone: 647-789-2044
Toll-free: 1-877-287-3533 ext. 2044
Email: plannedgiving@jdrf.ca
Charitable Number: 111897 6604 RR0001

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