JDRF: Ride For Type 1 Diabetes Research At The Bowral Classic

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.

JDRF was founded by parents of children with type 1 diabetes. The organisation is dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

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.