Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

“The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, now simply known as JDRF, is a 40 year old, worldwide, not-for-profit-organisation."

JDRF funds research in 18 different countries, and is now a multiple-award winning charity. They have a large team in Sydney whom are involved in government advocacy, grants administration, research, peer support programs, fundraising and much more.

Via these activities, JDRF is able to channel funds into the most promising research into Type 1 Diabetes. If you are interested in learning about innovative research programs and opportunities to participate in Australian clinical trials, then join our T1D Game Changer community to potentially play your part in the next T1D breakthrough or go to https://www.jdrf.org.au/research for further information.

In another JDRF initiative, in August this year they will be sending over 100 children and young adults to Canberra for our Kids In The House (KITH) to help lobby for further funding for Type 1 research, and we are asking for a further $50M to keep the Clinical Research Network (CRN) going. Please go to https://www.t1dcrn.org.au/ to learn more about the CRN.

Research is the key!

Every year JDRF is involved in 3 major events to help raise much-needed funds for research:

  • An annual One Ride event in the Barossa Valley, where keen cyclists converge from all over Australia to ride up to 250 kms to raise money for JDRF.  Last year JDRF raised $1.1M with the Ride event to help fund research, and this year will be our 15th year hosting this event!
  • Our national OneWalk events - an annual 5 km walk which occurs all over Australia in aid of raising funds for JDRF!   A fun, family day out for all the T1D kids in the community, in Queensland last year One Walk events were held in Brisbane, Redlands, Hervey Bay, Townsville, Mackay, Cotton Tree, Gladstone, Cairns, Roma, Canungra, Rosewood and Moranbah, as well as a One Walk Step Challenge (a Virtual Walk).
  • An annual Gala Ball which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, and is attended by many of our elite business, political and philanthropic leaders.  Nationally last year JDRF raised over $1.5M.

This year’s annual Gala event is at Cloudland, Fortitude Valley, 2 June 2018, and the theme is Cuban, “LA HABANA”.

Some of our wonderful donors to our Auction showcase from last year included:  Palazzo Versace, Treasury Hotel & Casino, The Plantation Resort, Sofitel, Hilton Surfers Paradise, Brisbane Racing Club, QPAC, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Skydive Australia, Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Holoverse, Jurlique, Diana Ferrari, Alannah Hill, Brisbane Lions, Nova 106.9, First Mac, Robert White Jewellers, various Granite Belt Wineries, and artists such as Matt Stewart and Nick Olsen.

Tickets can be purchased at:  https://gala.jdrf.org.au/.

JDRF loves seeing all sectors of the community represented at our Gala event, and would love to see BNCC members, friends or colleagues there this year”.

For further information contact Kerrie Arnaud, Development Coordinator QLD/NT
P: 07 3046 2702
M: 0435 553 486
E: KArnaud@jdrf.org.au

The information and offering contained in this message is provided by the BNCC as information only and has not been reviewed, endorsed or recommended by the BNCC in any way.

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