The infographic above provides a snapshot of how JDRF, the largest and most influential diabetes fundraising organizations in the U.S., uses its funds.
The key takeaway for the T1D audience is that research grant funding over the past eight years has declined 50%, from $157 million in 2008 to $79 million in 2017. Currently, only 38% of JDRF annual income is attributed to research. This means 62% of JDRF income is spent on things other than research.
Although the JDRF has strayed from its core mission of funding research to find a cure for T1D, as shown in the infographic above, we believe it is still the best-positioned organization to bring about a scientific breakthrough for T1D. By signing and sharing the petition linked below, you can help encourage JDRF to return to previous levels of research funding and align with its donors.
To ensure your donation is used solely for the purpose of funding T1D cure research, the JDCA makes an easy to fill-out stipulation card to send with your donation (Click here to view/use). We also encourage you to share this infographic with friends and/or show it to your local JDRF chapter.
Finally, to support more cure research at the ADA and JDRF, sign the JDCA More for a Cure Petition, launching September 5.
Petition Link: http://curepetition.thejdca.org/