The JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter opened in 1997 with offices located in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona and Albuquerque,New Mexico to provide support for children and adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families.
Each office hosts several fundraising events throughout the year including The Walk to Cure Diabetes Celebrating Ron Santo in Phoenix and Tucson and The Walk to Cure Diabetes in Las Cruces and Albuquerque; The Promise Ball in Phoenix and An Evening of Hope in Tucson and Albuquerque and Tee Up to Cure Diabetes Golf Tournament in Tucson and Albuquerque.
With an active Board of Directors, committed volunteers and staff, we also offer local Outreach programs to support newly diagnosed individuals and their families. Engaging government advocacy increases funding for T1D research and raising awareness through diabetes education and outreach initiatives. Providing the community with the most up-to-date research information, JDRF is hopeful and determined working to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.
JDRF is hopeful and determined working to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.
The Founding of JDRF