The diabetes supply and prescription
drug mail-order source donating half its profits to
Get the Facts: What Is JDF? Research
Funding Facts, and Diabetes Fact Sheet
| JDFs Mission Is to Find a Cure
for Diabetes and Its Complications through the Support of Research
J. and Allison McDonough give their testimonials
before the House on behalf of JDF.
JDF Volunteers Advocate for
Increased Diabetes Research Funding
Washington D.C.; April 21John J. and Allison McDonougha father and
daughter both with Type 1 diabetestestified before a House Appropriations
Subcommittee on the urgency for funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at
levels recommended by the recent Congressionally mandated Diabetes Research Working Group
Were here today to seek the help of Congress in
securing funding so that every parent can tell every child with diabetes that everything
possible is being done to find a cure, said Mr. McDonough, Chairman of the Board of
JDF.See full testimony, DRWG
Strategic Research Plan Summary, summaries of the report
for a lay readership, press release, JDF position paper, and testimony by JDF Chairman of Communications at House
||Jan. 99The new JDF public service
announcement (PSA) campaign features the Foundations International Chairman,
Mary Tyler Moore. Mary, who has had diabetes for over 30 years, filmed the spot with her
friends Joey, 7, Samantha, 9, Jennifer, 10, and Will, 12. Video, storyboard, print ads,
and a new series of Web banners underscore the central message: Insulin is not
a cureGo to JDF PSAs.
The Walk to Cure
Diabetes is a walkathon in 160 locations all throughout the year benefiting JDF.
Three hundred thousand men, women, and childrenincluding those from 5,000 large
corporations and local companieswill participate this year. To join them in your
area, please call 1-800-WALK-JDF.
Remedy Is a Cure Campaign, JDFs international major gifts initiative,
provides financial stability to researchers, allowing for both long-term research
commitments and rapid exploration of promising new research ideas and strategies.
The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDF) International was founded in
1970 by parents of children with diabetes. Their mission: to find a cure for the disease
within their childrens lifetime through the support of research. Commitment to this
mission by JDF will be more than $50 million this year, for a cumulative total of over
$300 millionmore money for diabetes research than any other nonprofit,
nongovernmental health agency in the world. (See About JDF for