JDRF Open Letter - JDRF Celebrates National Philanthropy Day - 2012
JDRF Open Letter
JDRF Celebrates National Philanthropy Day
November 15, 2012
National Philanthropy Day has been celebrated for over 2 decades. Hundreds of communities across North America have come together to recognize the countless ways philanthropy has affected our world. This dedicated day is celebrated by numerous fundraisers, government leaders, businesses and individuals who wish to honour all the contributions philanthropy has made. What makes philanthropy so special is that no one is required to give of themselves.
In recognition of this day, we would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute and celebrate the outstanding contributions made to families, sponsors, major donors and individuals who are committed to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.
Because of you, JDRF is where it is today. Your generous commitment and tireless efforts make an outstanding difference in the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with T1D. These individuals are living longer, with a higher quality of life, and lower risk of developing complications. JDRF could not be the world’s largest charitable funder and advocate of T1D research without your generous contributions, commitment and efforts.
Since our founding in 1974, by parents of children with T1D, JDRF continues to forge ahead raising funds to drive world-class research. Your extraordinary support has helped drive advances that have significantly improved the lives of people living with diabetes. Today, more than ever before, JDRF’s research strategy is focused on accelerating progress and moving potential treatments, therapies, and cures as quickly as possible through the research pipeline in order to benefit those with diabetes in the near future.
We hope you will continue to be involved with JDRF. Thanks to you, JDRF continues to make great strides in helping to develop drugs and therapeutics leading to a cure. It is the commitment of valued supporters like you that make JDRF strong and successful – we could not do it without you!
With our sincere gratitude,
The Team at JDRF