Since 2015, we have funded 17 innovative, peer-reviewed type 1 diabetes (T1D) projects and distributed $700,000 directly to early-career scientists, building a pipeline of talented T1D researchers. In partnership with our community, the main initiative in 2019 is to raise $300,000 to fund 4-10 of the most promising T1D research projects.
This year, we want to complete our $1M research campaign and accomplish the following goals:
- Continue to fund the most promising and innovative science that will advance the continuum of T1D research for a cure and ways to better care for those with the disease.
- Be a catalyst in changing the paradigm for how diabetes research is currently funded in the U.S.
- Publish new research project findings online and in respected journals to advance the industry.
- Ensure transparency by allowing supporters to choose which research they believe to be the most promising and may eliminate this disease.
Since 2015, 100% of funds designated for research went directly to the scientists’ lab. We are committed to continuing this in 2019.
For a summary of the accomplishments in 2018, click here. We will update you throughout 2019 on the progress of our $1M research campaign. We believe it takes a community to connect for a cure and together we make the difference!