Health Check & The Diabetes Research Connection
As Ignite approaches and we prepare to celebrate the world's largest Microsoft Conference descending upon my city, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a charity that is near and dear to my heart. As many of you know I have been very focused over the past year on improving my health, losing over 70lbs and getting myself back into shape. While diabetes is not the driving reason behind my personal lifestyle changes, it is a major concern for so many Americans and a large bulk of my family.
My Activity for the past year via FitBit.com
One out of every hundred Americans has Type 1 Diabetes—that’s millions of people struggling with the disease. Despite this, research continues to decline and what funding is available is generally given to established scientists with conventional projects. Scientists starting out in diabetes research have a difficult time finding money to support their innovative ideas. Yet, some of the world’s greatest discoveries came from early-career scientists, including Einstein’s theory of relativity, Newton’s theory of the law of gravity, and Banting and Best’s discovery of insulin.
The Diabetes Research Connection created a platform connecting donors with early-career scientists, who submit their research ideas to prevent and cure Type 1 diabetes, minimize its complications and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. Each research project is reviewed for novelty and scientific merit by a panel of more than 80 of the leading diabetes experts across the country, who donate their time and expertise to encourage the next generation of diabetes investigators to push the envelope. If endorsed, donors like you decide which projects go forward, with your donations. Regular progress updates and final outcomes are published on our website, adding to the body of diabetes knowledge.
How can you help? Please make a tax deductible donation today.
Ordinary people making extraordinary efforts are what change the world. Your support may very well be what solves the diabetes puzzle that has plagued millions of people. Influence the future of diabetes research and support a project, visit http://bitly.com/AmyADRC
The Diabetes Research Corporation
Phone : (844) 4TheDRC (toll-free)
Mailing address: 1400 Maiden Lane, Del Mar, CA 92014