Founded in 1970, JDRF is the world’s leading organisation funding research into Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your immune system destroys pancreatic cells that create insulin.
The 2014/15 Australian census found 158,900 people had Type 1 diabetes, up from 113,400 people in 2011-12.
Bowral Classic riders can support diabetes research by selecting JDRF as their chosen charity when registering for the October 21 cycling event.
JDRF Australia is based upon a grassroots model of people connecting with local communities and collaborating regionally for efficiency and a broader fundraising impact.
Their core mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications. For more on the critical work of JDRF click here.
- 2400 is the number of people diagnosed with T1D every year in Australia.
- 10-14 years is the Peak age range of T1D diagnosis in Australia.
- $570M is the average annual cost collectively each year by individuals with the disease.
- Australia is in the Top 12 of countries that recorded an incidence of T1D in children from 0-14 years.