ROANOKE, Va. -

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is an organization that is dedicated to finding a cure for type one diabetes.

Here's more information from JDRF's Facebook:

JDRF has its next big event with the Star City "Denim & Diamonds" Gala on March 22, 2014.

Their mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research worldwide.

We also serve as a resource for newly diagnosed T1D children and adults.

Bags of Hope are given to newly diagnosed upon request. In addition, we have a support group meeting every other month at Greene Memorial Church in downtown Roanoke. Child care is provided and we normally have a speaker to offer insight, tips, and inspiration.

There are also Support Groups in Lynchburg and the New River Valley.

Call 540.772.1975 for more information, or email us anytime at greaterblueridge@jdrf.org.

JDRF currently has research projects in 17 countries totaling $530 million.

In 2012 alone, JDRF funded more than $110 million in T1D research. And since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to diabetes research. JDRF’s efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D.

JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to bring those living with T1D a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for the disease.

JDRF’s highest priority remains funding research to deliver a cure for T1D and its complications. At the same time, JDRF is also focused on developing better treatments that will transform the way people with T1D treat the disease today, in order to help them live healthier lives now and in the future. Finally, JDRF also seeks to prevent T1D, to keep future generations from developing the disease.

This is all part of JDRF’s promise of “less until none”: to progressively remove the impact of T1D from the lives of those living with the disease until it is no longer a threat to them or their families.

JDRF's mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and it's complications.

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