Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime.
QBD Donates a Further $15,000 to JDRF
QBD - The Bookshop (QBD) has donated a further $15,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in April 2012. This latest donation takes the total amount donated by QBD to the foundation to $40,000 and has been presented to Mr. Glen Harriss, Development Manager for JDRF in Queensland and Northern Territory.
This donation is a clear indication of QBD’s commitment towards supporting the Australian community’s fight against type 1 diabetes which affects 122,300 Australians directly.
JDRF is the world’s largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research and was established in 1970 in the United States. JDRF Australia was founded in 1982 by a determined group of volunteers. Over the years JDRF has been involved in type 1 diabetes research breakthroughs, such as Islet Transplantation and the Artificial Pancreas Project, all with the aim of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Glen Harriss states, “JDRF has an impact on thousands of Australians every year and we are extremely grateful that QBD supports research into this life-long disease.” He also reminds us that “Insulin is not a cure, but only a treatment”, inviting donors and volunteers from across our community to contribute.
“This is QBD’s philosophy and a sincere effort of giving back to the society”, said Mithun Gururaj, Marketing Manager at QBD and further added that “We are very grateful of all our proactive staff who promote the QBD-JDRF Enviro-friendly bags to our customers which can be purchased at any of our 45 stores across Australia for just one dollar.” He further states that, “QBD is very impressed with JDRF’s leadership in curing, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes. The more customers purchase these bags, the more money we can donate to such a noble cause.”