Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Ford Motor Company.
Published by Warner Robert
Thank you for joining Ford Motor Company in supporting
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International!
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF is the leading funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes science.
JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is also committed to developing new and better treatments that improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes in the near term and keep them healthy while we advance toward a cure.
JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including more than $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
Ford Motor Company is the only global partner of JDRF, a prestigious honor the company holds in high esteem. No other company or organization has had a greater impact on JDRF funding than Ford. Overall, Ford employees, families, and friends have raised $35 million to fund critical JDRF research through creative fundraising initiatives in offices and plants, and exciting national partner programs. In 2010 alone, $3.4 million was raised through these efforts. Ford continues to raise funds globally in 2011 and is committed to supporting JDRF and finding better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes.