|Volunteer Opportunity for
Oct 5, 2010 Cares Day
5 Volunteers will provide office support helping to prepare for the upcoming walk and other upcoming events
Transportation to Location
You must provide your own transportation to the location.
Tip: By Subway, take the #6 train to 28th Street. The building is located between 29th and 30th Street. Once you arrive at 432 Park Avenue South, go to the 15th Floor.
If you plan to watch the Opening Bell Ceremony at 9:30 in Times Square, it is important to plan your route and let Shobie know that you will be arriving late.
Business Casual (You will get the official iCare T-shirt upon arrival at your location.)
After signing up, you will receive an email that confirms the details of this opportunity. You should bring that email with you on Oct. 5 (either printed or on your cell phone).
Contact for Questions and Concerns
About the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump - each day, every day of their lives.
And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including $101 million in FY2009. In FY2009, JDRF funded research projects in 22 countries throughout the world, including more than 40 human clinical trials.
Visit their web site for more information.