GivingTuesday: Advancing Research for Type One Diabetes

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans are living with type one diabetes (T1D)? T1D is an autoimmune disease that at present is non-preventable and non-curable, impacting both children and adults. 

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is leading the fight against T1D by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has funded over $2 billion in research.

“JDRF is dedicated to advancing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D. Backed by a committed community of supporters, its mission and impact resonates deeply. As a T1D myself and diagnosed at age 4, my family has now supported JDRF for over 37 years,” says Tyler Voss, Chief Revenue Officer at Amicus.io.

In addition to supporting the research in pursuit of a T1D cure, JDRF supports those impacted by T1D with an extensive library of resources to understand and manage life with T1D. The organization also offers a community of support to ensure that those impacted are never alone.

JDRF’s largest event of the year is One Walk, which this year has resulted in nearly 603,000 miles walked and nearly $26.5 million raised.  To participate in JDRF events from anywhere, view their calendar. To learn more about workplace giving, fundraisers, tribute donations, and other ways to offer financial support, visit their giving page.

This post is part of a series that highlights the non-profit organizations that members of our team support. Read more about Amicus.io's GivingTuesday initiative.