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To create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) through accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.


S THE LEADING GLOBAL ORGANIZATION funding T1D research, JDRF’s goal is to discover, develop, and deliver advances that progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we find a cure.


We see the value in leveraging partnerships with academia, industry and clinicians to ensure that the most promising research opportunities are funded and accelerated. Our investments are supporting the development of next-generation therapies like artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement, glucose-responsive insulin and, ultimately, methods for curing and preventing T1D.

JDRF commits to using donations responsibly when allocating time, resources and dollars in our organization. We are able to invest approximately 80 cents of every dollar in our mission. You have a choice of which charitable organizations you donate to, and we are grateful when you choose to support JDRF. We host annual fundraising, educational and support events throughout the year, including: JDRF Promise Gala, JDRF One Walk, JDRF TypeOneNation Summit, Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, Ride to Cure Diabetes. You can help further JDRF’s mission through the following ways:

This mission is only possible with a strong and vibrant Outreach Program through which we are dedicated to supporting, engaging, and connecting people affected by T1D. We achieve this through free educational and support resources and events: JDRF Bag of Hope for newly diagnosed children and families; JDRF T1D Care Kit for teens and adults; T1D Connections Program connecting individuals and families with a volunteer who is also impacted by T1D; Toolkits equipping parents, adults and educators with the knowledge and confidence to navigate life with T1D; Empower1 connecting teens; TypeOneNation Summit, an educational day for individuals, families and caregivers affected by T1D; JDRF Vala’s Family Event inviting families for lunch and fall fun; and JDRF Nights Out allowing parents and adults to network and hear about research advances.

Corporate Sponsorships Corporate or Family JDRF One Walk Team Individual Giving In-kind Donations Auction Items Memorials, Tributes and Honorariums Planned/Estate Giving

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. T1D strikes both children and adults and has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—there is no cure. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.

Our volunteers turn passion into action. As one of the most impactful volunteer-driven organizations, JDRF depends on volunteer passion to drive our mission—and talent to keep us going.

JDRF OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS CHAPTER 9202 W Dodge Rd., Ste. 304 • Omaha, NE 68114 Phone (402) 397-2873 • Toll Free (800) 533-2873 Executive Director: Laci Naber Board President: Scott Mingus Board President-Elect: Joel Falk To volunteer or to donate contact: • (402) 397-2873 2018


Become a JDRF Advocate at Volunteer in the office or at an event Join a committee (Promise Gala, One Walk, Outreach, Kids Walk) Join the JDRF Young Leadership Committee (YLC)

WISH LIST: • Become a JDRF Advocate at • Educate and spread awareness of T1D and its warning signs • Sponsor an event • Join us at JDRF Promise Gala – February 24, 2018 • Join us at JDRF One Walk – August 25, 2018


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The Giving Guide & Event Book is published annually by ALH Publications, Inc. - publishers of metroMAGAZINE's mQUARTERLY. metroMAGAZINE/mQU...


The Giving Guide & Event Book is published annually by ALH Publications, Inc. - publishers of metroMAGAZINE's mQUARTERLY. metroMAGAZINE/mQU...