JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes
Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. At present, there is no cure.
In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone the body needs to get energy from food.
JDRF works every day to find a cure by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.We provide support to families newly diagnosed.
Miami Walk- We have a annual walk in Miami to raise funds for our cause.
Miami One Walk - Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00am at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Broward One Walk - Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:30am at Nova Southeastern University