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Bellaire supports JDRF through GSB

Eric Bellaire opened 2015 much like he closed out 2014: winning another Good Samaritan Bonus check with The Alliance.

Bellaire, who lives with his wife, Bobbi in Melbourne, Fla., tapped the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation North Florida Chapter to receive a check for $1,000 to aid in their diabetes research.

In December of 2014, the Bellaires selected JDRF North Florida Chapter to benefit from another $1,000 GSB check.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

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. JDRF has funded nearly $2 billion in research to date and made major progress in understanding and fighting the disease. JDRF's goal is to keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn't slow or stop entirely.

JDRF is completely dependent on donations. Every dollar it puts toward research comes from donations. When you support JDRF with your time, talent, voice and, yes, your money, you enable JDRF to advance even more research.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF's goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.

Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person's body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively.