Benefactors touted at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation meeting

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Photo courtesy of Scripps Research

The Scripps Research Institute hosted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation San Diego Chapter’s annual meeting on June 2. The event featured a presentation by JDRF-funded Scripps Research scientist Peter Schultz who discussed work to identify the causes of type 1 diabetes and his lab’s advancements on treating the disease. There was also a tour of Schultz’s lab.

The JDRF Champion Award went to volunteers of the year, Steve and Lisa Altman and the Altman Family who single handedly raised almost $1.5 million over the past three years with their Rock the Cure event. This year, the event featured singer Colby Caillat and raised a record $510,000 for diabetes research.

The Foundation also announced that its thousands of supporters helped raise more than $2.5 million to find a cure for type 1 diabetes in fiscal year 2011. This is the seventh year that JDRF San Diego surpassed the $2 million mark and represents a 3.5-percent increase over last year. Most funds came from The Walk to Cure Diabetes and The Promise Ball events. JDRF provides $9.9 million to San Diego research centers.

The JDRF’s ongoing support of Scripps Research, in its 50th anniversary year of focus on basic biomedical research, contributes to the effort to improve the lives of people with diabetes. More than a dozen Scripps Research programs are working to solve the clinical and scientific problems associated with diabetes.

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