Celebrating 90 Years with $90 Donations: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

March 2017

To celebrate our 90th Anniversary, each team member was given $90 to donate to the charity of their choice. For Sharon Watkin's $90 Charity of Choice donation, she has selected the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is a major charitable organization dedicated to funding Type 1 diabetes research.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (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. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Sharon chose this charity in honor of Kyzer Phillips, the son of Luke and Jessica Phillips. Kyzer was diagnosed with T1D in 2011.

To donate the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, checks can be mailed directly to:


152 Theiman Lane

Louisville, KY 40207


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