W.C. Carpenter has been supporting the JDRF organization for close to 20 years. They are such an important part of our community with yearly walks, bike rides and fund-raising galas. Every year, W.C. Carpenter sponsors a team for the walk and we always look forward to the bike ride.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. Their mission is to accelerate 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. And, at present, there is no cure.
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 more than 100 U.S. locations and six international affiliates. They have 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. There are many ways to join the JDRF family, but for 45 years there has been only one reason—because they are the organization that will turn Type One into Type None.