JDRF thanks our 2013 Children’s Congress sponsors for their generous support.
Lilly Diabetes has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923. Lilly Diabetes began supporting JDRF more than 15 years ago and has contributed more than $5 million to JDRF. Today, Lilly’s support of JDRF touches multiple programs nationwide. Lilly Diabetes sponsors Walk and outreach events in several JDRF markets across the country through an annual partnership that is in its second year. Lilly is a committed sponsor of Children’s Congress; provides underwriting for JDRF’s Teen and School Advisory Toolkits; and has committed more than $3 million directly to research since 2007. In 2012, Lilly Diabetes began including information in the JDRF Bag of Hope to make families aware of Lilly’s collaboration with Disney Publishing through a series of books including Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day.
Medtronic is passionate about improving the health of people and communities throughout the world. Its philanthropy focuses on expanding access to chronic-disease care for the underserved worldwide. Through Medtronic Corporate Philanthropy, the company has contributed more than $850,000 to JDRF advocacy programs in support of JDRF’s efforts to engage people with T1D and their loved ones in advocating policies that advance life-changing therapies for T1D.
Genentech provides generous funding for JDRF advocacy and outreach programs such as Children’s Congress and patient education focused on preventing diabetic eye disease. Genentech is also a valued research partner in the area of complications and has funded more than $3 million in research since 2010
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BD Medical — Diabetes Care
JDRF National Elite Partners
Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts has raised more than $35 million as of 2012 through wrap-around events and the sale of $1, $5, $25, and $50 Paper Sneakers in its 3,900 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 2013 marks Advance Auto Parts’ 20th year of support for JDRF in its efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. To date, Advance Auto Parts has raised more than $35 million for JDRF, including a record-breaking campaign in 2011 that raised more than $5 million for T1D research. Advance Auto Parts Team Members are tireless in their efforts to give back to the communities in which they live, work, and play.
Ford Motor Company has been a JDRF Elite Partner since 1983. In 1998, Ford expanded its support with the creation of the employee-driven Ford Global Action Team (FGAT), which combines the passion and power of Ford employees, families, and friends with that of key business partners from WPP, Mazda, BP, ADESA, and the UAW. With tens of thousands of volunteers working together, the FGAT has consistently raised more than $3 million annually over the last decade. Employee support includes a variety of fundraising initiatives, from raffles and auctions to barbecues and Paper Sneaker sales. But Ford didn’t stop there. The Ford Fund also provides an annual research grant, most recently to support JDRF’s Healthy Eye Project. With more than 90 fundraising teams at 40 global sites, Ford has raised more than $42 million to advance our joint mission to find life-changing treatments and a cure for T1D. In 2012, Ford generated more than $3 million through sponsorship dollars, grants, and wrap-around events.
Marshalls has partnered with JDRF since 1994 and through in-store fundraisers has raised millions of dollars to support JDRF’s mission to find life-changing treatments and a cure for T1D. Marshalls employees also volunteer with their local JDRF chapters, and many associates organize and participate in Walk teams for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes within each local market. Marshalls is one of the nation’s leading off-price family retailers, with more than 900 stores spanning 43 states and Puerto Rico. In 2012, Marshalls raised more than $2.5 million through $1 re-scanable and Paper Sneaker sales to benefit JDRF.