About JDRF

About JDRF

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.

JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—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 five 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.

You're the reason for our success and by supporting the JDRF Ride, you enable us to advance even more research.

There are many ways to join the JDRF family, but since our founding in 1970 there has been only one reason—because we are the organization that will turn Type One into Type None.

Learn more at jdrf.org/about.

Go the Distance Partners

Our Go the Distance Partners provide JDRF riders with new and meaningful ways to connect to the community and advance individual and company goals, while helping to further JDRF's mission.

We thank these longstanding corporate partners for their support and helping us "Go the Distance"!