The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure presented by Omnipod raises $2.1 million dollars to accelerate research
New virtual fundraiser unveiled in support of type 1 diabetes research
Toronto, ON — June 15, 2020 - This past Sunday June 14th, the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community took part in the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure, presented by Omnipod – Canada’s largest virtual house turning type one diabetes into type none. Despite the reality of physical distancing, this new, family-friendly virtual event will unite Canadians from coast to coast to get loud and raise critical funds for JDRF and its vital T1D research program.
The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure featured celebrities who live with T1D such as NHL player, Max Domi, and Canadian country superstar, George Canyon.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, Domi is teaming up with JDRF to increase awareness for type 1 diabetes as their National Spokesperson by co-hosting the event, sharing his story about living with this chronic disease and lending his voice to help raise funds to support critical type 1 diabetes research.
So far, the event has reaised $2.1 million dollars to accelerate diabetes research, but participants can continue to fundraise until the end of the year.
It was a day filled with great entertainment, inspirational stories from the diabetes community and research updates fro the experts. Participants were also able to stream live their house party and share how they are helping to raise funds for T1D treatments and cures.
"Research can’t stop and during this period of uncertainty, it is heartening to see that we can rely on the power of community to support one other,” says Dave Prowten, President and CEO of JDRF Canada. “The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure was a testament to the passion and resolve of a group of people who – even in these difficult times – remain inspired by a common goal: to create a world without T1D.”
Funds raised for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure will advance ground-breaking research that will make a positive difference in the lives of the more than 300,000 Canadians touched by T1D and their families.
Learn more at jdrfparty.ca.
Click here for the Twitch live stream.
About JDRF Canada
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, governments, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout Canada and six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.ca.
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