JDRF Open Letter - JDRF Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

JDRF Celebrates National Philanthropy Day
November 15, 2009

An open letter of appreciation to JDRF supporters.

On the occasion of National Philanthropy Day, JDRF formally recognizes and thanks the thousands of supporters who are dedicated to helping us achieve our mission to find a cure.

Your giving commitment is making a positive difference in the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes. They 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 type 1 diabetes research without your generous contributions. 

JDRF was founded in Canada 35 years ago by families of children living with type 1 diabetes. Since that time, tens of thousands of individuals inspired by their passion have contributed to JDRF in countless ways. Our fundraising and major giving programs, like Research to Reality, succeed due to your tremendous support.

Because of you…

JDRF has moved more research into human clinical trials than in its previous 35 years of research funding combined.  We fund 43 human clinical trials, up from 6 in 2000.
JDRF is speeding the pace of research by engaging industry.  We have over 25 industry partnerships, in every area of research from stopping the immune response to regenerating and replacing beta cells to developing an artificial pancreas.

JDRF is improving lives today by developing an artificial pancreas. This device combines continuous glucose monitors with insulin pumps, joined by a computer algorithm, to deliver insulin when needed based on glucose levels.
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!

Thank you for your dedication to our mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Your generosity is a testament that the spirit of giving is alive and well, and stronger than ever.

With our sincere appreciation,

The Team at JDRF

Lets turn type one into type none