2014 Rose Charity: JDRF
2014 San Francisco Rose of Tralee Rosie Keehan attended the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes on October 26. Rosie and the San Francisco Rose Centre team successfully raised over $1,000.00 that will go towards Type 1 Diabetes Research. Rosie adopted this charity for the 2014 San Francisco Rose since she personally lives with Type 1 Diabetes. "I have chosen the JDRF One Walk as my charity because I, myself was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 13 years ago," Rosie explained. "When I was younger, I was embarrassed and ashamed of being diabetic and unfortunately, only participated in the JDRF walk once. JDRF not only funds research for a cure, but also strives to educate, raise awareness, and create a community so that those living with T1D (particularly young people) and their families feel less isolated."
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.
Thank you to all our supporters who donated and participated!