Eric and Bobbi Bellaire snagged their second GSB check of 2014 in December to close out the year by donating a $1,000 check to the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation near their home in Melbourne, Fla.
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.