UPDATE: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now ONLY accepting applications from qualified entrants, who have already secured their 2013 Boston Marathon race entry with the B.A.A.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Funds raised through the B.A.A. Boston Marathon Charity Program will be directed by JDRF toward funding research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications and to develop transformative treatments that enable people with type 1 diabetes to live healthier, safer lives until that cure is found. In addition, the funds will support JDRF’s local Outreach programs for individuals and families with a type 1 diabetes connection. Together, we can deliver better treatments and eventually a cure. Partnering with JDRF holds the promise of helping to bring about the day when type 1 diabetes does not exist.