March 2, 2012

Community Involvement – JDRF North Florida

Dorsey Law Firm is  committed to supporting all of those involved with the improvement of our community.

Each month we will be hi-lighting a local non profit, organization or business. We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit more about these gems and feel free to share the information with your network. We’d also like to know of your suggestions of organizations you see doing good in our community.

There are tons of non-profit organizations in Jacksonville. One that we see very active in the community, creating events as well as spreading awareness and education is The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida - Greatest Walk on EarthThe JDRF goal is “to ensure that scientists have the continued funding they need in order to progress research to a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, and to ensure that every newly diagnosed child / family living with type 1 has the resources they need to live a healthy, happy and controlled lifestyle.” They strive to reach their goals as well as build a supportive community in North Florida through a variety of programs and events.

Walk to Cure Diabetes

The 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes on March 24 will be at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. This year’s Walk theme is “The Greatest Walk on Earth”. Check out the  Family Team Resources or  Corporate Team Resources to learn how to get started, to fundraise for your team and to find more information on their t-shirt contest.

The Walk is designed to raise money for the JDRF as the mission of the Foundation to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. There are so many ways to get involved. You can join a team and walk, you can create a team, sponsor the event with your business or just donate to a team. Find out more info at the JDRF Walk homepage.

Kids School Program

The Kids School Program brings parents, educators and students together to rally the support of area schools through their own Kids to Cure Diabetes program.

The program empowers and demonstrates to students that even as children, they can have an impact on others lives. A few of the options are for schools to conduct a school mini-walk, hold Mini-Fundraisers, or sell Paper Sneakers.

If you’d like to get your school involved in their Kids to Cure Diabetes program, please contact JDRF’s North Florida Chapter (904) 739-2101 email northflorida@jdrf.org

Volunteers

Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Tasks are varied, but all are important as each task performed by a volunteer frees up staff time so they can do the important stuff like write grants, organize an event, write a letter to a donor or speak with a parent of a newly-diagnosed child. JDRF North Florida volunteers can help in the office or at events. If you’d like to learn more or get involved, call (904) 739-2101 or email northflorida@jdrf.org

You can keep up with JDRF by connecting on Twitter @JDRFNorthFlorida and on Facebook.

*This information has been provided by the organization itself, and is not an endorsement or constitute legal advice by the Dorsey Law Firm.

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