Welcome to ViaCyte's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page! The steps our team members take on Walk day will support JDRF’s highest priority,which is to fund research to deliver a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and money raised by our JDRF Walk Team will support these scientific activities.
As we walk on behalf of JDRF, ViaCyte is also making strides to transform the lives of people living with diabetes. ViaCyte’s primary goal is to develop a product that frees people with type 1 diabetes from long term insulin-dependence. We share JDRF’s focus on developing better treatments that will help people with type 1 diabetes live healthier now and in the future.
ViaCyte and JDRF have maintained a productive alliance for over a decade. ViaCyte was awarded its first research grant from JDRF in 2004. In 2009, JDRF recognized the company for its advances in diabetes research when it named ViaCyte as its Corporate Honoree at the JDRF Promise Ball. In 2011, we entered into a Research, Development,and Commercialization Agreement under which JDRF provided $3 million towards development of the VC-01™ drug product candidate for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. In 2013, JDRF provided additional funding alongside the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support continued development of ViaCyte’s novel stem cell therapy, with each group contributing $3 million. Most recently, JDRF committed to milestone-based funding of up to an additional $7 million to help ensure rapid transition toward our clinical phase of development.
This recognition and the growing momentum of our research and development could not have been possible without the support of our talented team and members of our community. We sincerely hope that you will join us to make a difference in the lives of millions of people affected by diabetes. On JDRF Walk Day, we’ll celebrate how much closer we are to a cure, thanks to our community of co-workers, friends, and families.
As our team members are diligently pursuing their fundraising, please consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate to this Team" button on this page. To donate your gift to a particular team member, click on the team member’s “Donate” button below. To join our team, click the “Join this Team” link on this page.
Thank you. Together, we can make type 1 type none!