Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Applauds TELUS on Philanthropic Award

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Applauds TELUS on Philanthropic Award

January 28, 2010, Toronto, ON – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide and the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research, congratulates TELUS for being honoured as the first Canadian company to receive the 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for Outstanding Corporation by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals.

“TELUS Corporation is a valued partner and generous supporter of JDRF,” said Andrew McKee, President and CEO, JDRF Canada. “On behalf of the Foundation and all Canadians living with diabetes, I congratulate TELUS on receiving this award and for being recognized for their community involvement as a leading corporate citizen.”

Last year, the 2009 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes brought together over 45,000 Canadians and raised more than $7.5 million.


About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF funding is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date in Canada and around the world. JDRF has raised over $1.4 billion (U.S.) for diabetes research since its inception in 1970, including more than $101 million in 2009. JDRF supports research in over 22 countries globally. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.ca or call 1.877.CURE.533.

For more information, please contact:
Lesley Ciciretto
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
647.789.2024
lciciretto@jdrf.ca

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