All of us at ADCO are proud to offer our support to an extremely important organization that’s dedicated to finding a cure for one of the most serious diseases affecting children–the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Since 1970, JDRF has raised over $1.16 billion dollars for diabetes research, and in fiscal year 2008 the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants and fellowships in 22 countries.
More than 3 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. Over 15,000 children are diagnosed with this disease each year; that’s 40 children each day. There is no cure.
To manage the disease, children test their blood sugar six or more times a day. To help slow down the affects of Type 1 Diabetes, children take several insulin shots each day. But insulin does not cure the disease; patients remain at risk for the complications associated with diabetes such as blindness, heart attack, stroke, amputation, and kidney failure.
On October 26, 2008, ADCO will be doing its part to support the search for a cure by participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Carolina Research Park. Over the coming weeks, we will all be trying to raise money for this important organization and event. To visit our donation page, go to www.walk.jdrf.com and search either for “ADCO” or individual members of our staff.
For more information on JDRF or Type 1 Diabetes, visit www.JDRF.org.