JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Founded more than 45 years ago by parents determined to find a cure for their children, today we exist for the millions of people affected by this disease. That's why we support the best researchers doing the most promising, cutting–edge science to cure, prevent and treat T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. You cannot prevent it—and there is currently no cure. If you have type 1 diabetes, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, rely on injected or infused insulin and carefully monitor your eating and activity. It's a serious and stressful disease to manage.
JDRF works every single day by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific and industry knowledge, and academic partnerships to fund research to create a world without type 1 diabetes. We've raised more than $2 billion to–date, and the life–changing breakthroughs we've help fund wouldn't be possible without the support of people like you.
By participating in JDRF One Walk®, your fundraising will help make living with T1D safer and healthier, until it is no longer a threat. You play an integral role in turning Type One into Type None. We look forward to walking with you toward the finish line—a cure for T1D.