The funding will support a variety of programs designed to help individuals and their families overcome the daily challenges of managing diabetes. They include Bag of Hope, which provides health information, tools, and resources in a bag for children newly diagnosed with T1D; TypeOneNation Summits, a series of networking and educational events for individuals living with T1D; and teen and school advisory toolkits. The funds also will support JDRF's One Walk, which brings communities together to raise awareness and money for T1D research; the Children's Congress, a biannual event that brings more than a hundred and fifty children between the ages of 4 and 17 living with T1D to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress; and other signature JDRF events.
"The programs and resources JDRF offers families — starting with the moment of diagnosis — are so important," said Jackie Giovanoni, Lilly Diabetes global director of advocacy and professional relations. "The responsibility of diabetes care can be overwhelming and JDRF is there to help. We are proud to support the organization in its efforts to reach even more families in the coming years."