JDF Philadelphia Chapter


The Philadelphia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is the founding chapter, formed around the kitchen table of a mother of a child with Type I diabetes. Since that meeting 26 years ago, the Philadelphia chapter alone has generated millions of dollars to fund the world's finest diabetes research and serve the more than 250,000 Delaware Valley Residents with diabetes.

JDF's main objective is to support and fund research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. A recent study conducted by Lewin-VHI concluded that U.S. health care expenditures for people with diabetes exceed US$130 billion per year--one out of every seven dollars spent on health care in the United States.

To that end, our fund-raising and educational events are:

April 13, 1996
"Pumps, Jets & Pens! Oh, My!," Twelve Caesars Conference Center, 4200 City Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., 9 a.m. to noon. This seminar about the latest insulin-delivery technology features sessions for people with diabetes led by people with diabetes who will demonstrate why "it's not just syringes anymore." This is your opportunity to learn about the features and benefits of a variety of new systems and which could be right for your family and your children. A continental breakfast will be served and free parking will be available. To register before April 6, 1996 for this free seminar, please call JDF at 215/567-4307 or e-mail us at philadelphia@jdfcure.com.

April 28, 1996
Vacation Auction, Valley Forge Hilton, Valley Forge, Pa. Hundreds of items - ranging from international vacation packages to weekend getaways and other entertainment packages - which have been donated to JDF are auctioned to the highest bidders. The 1995 Vacation Auction generated nearly $70,000 for diabetes research.

May 6 - 12, 1996*
McDonald's LPGA Championship, DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, Del. One of the four "majors" on the LPGA Tour, this event brings together the world’s best women golfers in heated competition. JDF's Philadelphia and Delaware chapters work together to provide and coordinate Tournament volunteers, and a portion of the proceeds benefit both chapters.

May 10, 1996
"Salute to Philadelphia Super Achievers Ball," Hotel atop the Bellevue, Philadelphia, Pa. The 1996 theme of the Chapter's annual black-tie gala is "Philadelphia’s Salute to Super Achievers". The dinner is $225/plate ($150/plate for anyone 35 and younger), and the event raises $250,000 annually for diabetes research. For a list of honorees please e-mail us at philadelphia@jdfcure.com or call at 215-567-4307.

June 3, 1996
Safeguard/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Golf Classic, Talamore at Oak Terrace, Ambler, Pa. Foursomes and individuals join forces on the links to benefit JDF. Cost and further details will be available at a later date.

June 23, 1996
Car Sweepstakes, location to be determined. JDF offers $100 chances through a national direct-mail campaign. First prize, a car; second prize, $5,000; third prize, two round-trip air tickets anywhere in continental North America including Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean (certain restrictions apply). This year, the Car Sweepstakes is projected to raise $100,000 for diabetes research.

Sept. 29, 1996*
WALK FOR THE CURE, Fairmount Park in Philadelphia and Norristown Farm Park near Blue Bell. The Philadelphia chapter is home to one of the fastest-growing Walks for the cure in the world! Thousands of walkers form hundreds of "teams" and walk to raise money for diabetes research. Fairmount Park's route is six miles, and Norristown Farm Park's is five miles though walkers can complete as much or as little of the route as they wish. Despite torrential downpours on walk-day, the 1995 event generated $425,000 for diabetes research, the most ever generated by the Philadelphia Walk for the cure.

On going*
Administrative Support, JDF Offices, 2200 Ben Franklin Parkway, South 105, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

* = Volunteer Opportunities

For more information regarding any JDF event and/or volunteer opportunities, please call the Philadelphia chapter at 215/567-4307 or e-mail us at philadelphia@jdfcure.com.

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