One of our readers, Beth Perry, is putting together a team to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. If we grow the largest team, Beth will contribute the captain's prize, $5000, back to the Duke Basketball Report.
Beth sends us this to announce the team:
Support the DBR and help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fund a cure for diabetes at the same time! We need your help!
Each year approximately 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, over 13,000 of whom are children. Diabetes strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
aworthycause.org is running an online fundathon and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world's only leading diabetes organization whose ONLY MISSION is to find a cure for juvenile diabetes and its complications, is the sole beneficiary. Here's how it works:
- I became a captain by donating and starting a team with the support of the Duke Basketball Report.
- You join the DBR for JDRF Team and make an online donation of $10, and then
- We tell as many friends as we can and grow the DBR team.
After 30 days OR as soon as all the teams collectively raise $50,000 (whichever comes second), the best fundraising team WINS A $10,000 PRIZE! $5,000 goes to the captain and $5,000 is shared by the rest of the team.
If our team wins, I will donate the $5,000 captain's prize back to JDRF, and the team prize will go to the DBR. In addition to the $10,000 prize, the winning team will be given naming rights for one of the grants!
The $50,000 (or more) raised by all the teams will be funneled straight to JDRF grants that fund the research that will cure this terrible disease. These projects include research to cure juvenile diabetes through islet cell transplant or regeneration, to prevent diabetes-related blindness and kidney failure, to identify diabetes susceptibility genes, and others. In addition to the $10,000 prize, the winning team will be given naming rights for one of these grants!
Remember: every contribution we make goes straight to JDRF. So even if we don't win the reward, we still have helped to find a cure for juvenile diabetes and its complications. Click here to begin.
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ABOUT JUVENILE DIABETES
Why help raise money for JDRF? Because more than one million Americans have Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. These complications include kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack and stroke. JDRF has given more than $500 million to fund diabetes research since 1970, and $100 million this year alone. And as headlines show, a cure for diabetes is closer than ever - our donations can make a difference.