About JDRF

We're the stop at nothing type

JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults and families challenged by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this chronic, life-threatening disease strengthens ours to end it.

T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

JDRF is the largest nongovernment funder of T1D research. We are uniquely positioned to advance groundbreaking therapies through the research pipeline to better treat and, one day, even prevent and cure T1D. But we can't do it without you.

By participating in a JDRF Walk, your fundraising ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. Together, we can walk to the finish. And turn Type One into Type None.