Millions of children and adults around the world live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which the body destroys insulin producing cells. T1D cannot be prevented and, at present, has no cure. Approximately 1.25 million Americans have T1D, including an estimated 15-20,000 in Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. JDRF works every day to change this by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific knowledge and strong industry and academic partnerships to fund research.
JDRF has a strategic research plan to deliver a sustained stream of life-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies and — with your support — create a world without T1D. By supporting the JDRF Promise Ball, businesses and individuals will find themselves on the forefront of making life- changing advancements in the lives of thousands living with T1D.
The JDRF Promise Ball is one of the nation’s premier charity events, providing a valuable return on your business investment through endless networking and marketing opportunities. Joining other corporate executives, your company will be seen as a leader in your community, making a significant and direct impact in the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The JDRF Promise Ball offers exciting live and silent auctions, and JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure, where 100% of your donations go to the vital mission of JDRF.
Individuals and families support JDRF because we have a solid track record of funding research efficiently and effectively. Approximately 80% of what we raise goes directly to research and research-related education, which is among the highest percentages for charities nationwide. In addition to funding research, we provide outreach resources for newly diagnosed families, and make meaningful connections for support.
With more than 1.25 million people in the United States living with T1D and an estimated 21% increase in the number of children diagnosed between 2001 and 2009, community support of JDRF’s mission is needed now more than ever. By purchasing a table or buying individual tickets to the event, you will not only attend one of the premier events in our region, you will also have the opportunity to build hope for the tens of thousands of people throughout Central Connecticut and Western Massachusetts battling this disease.