The Foundation for Diabetes Research was founded in July 1999 by former members of the North Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The mission of the Foundation for Diabetes Research is to support research aimed at a cure for diabetes and prevention of its severe complications. Research programs will be selected by a peer review process.
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(The Foundation for Diabetes Research is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations to FDR are tax deductible)
DIABETES: Our quest is for a cure.
2016 Harvest for Hope event – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ
We would like to thank you for supporting our Harvest for Hope event held on October 26, 2016 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Our evening was a tremendous success with nearly 450 people in attendance! We are excited to report that we raised over $178,000 for diabetes research. These proceeds will allow us to continue to support new and promising research grants in order to find a cure for diabetes. Your support is absolutely critical to our progress.
Please join us at next year’s event…October 2017 (Date to be determined).(Click on thumbnails below to see full size images of the 2016 event)(Click on thumbnails below to see full size images of The Grove)
2016 – 5th Annual Rollerskating Event
FDR’s 5th annual Rollerskating Event was held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Florham Park Roller Rink. Over 125 kids, parents and friends attended the event. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this a successful and fun event.
2017 – 26th Annual Golf Classic – June 8, 2017
Be sure to join FDR at its 26th Anniversary Golf Classic on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Planning for this event is underway.
Thank you to all the supports and golfers for helping to make FDR’s 25th Anniversary Golf Outing such a wonderful event. We hope everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed the special additions to this year’s event such as the $100,000 Hole in One contest, the Silver Ball competition and the fabulous golf shoes given to all participating golfers. Thanks also to Mountain Ridge Country Club staff for their help in making the golf outing a first rate event.
FDR’s annual Education meeting was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, Livingston, NJ. This year’s speakers were Barbara Ortiz and Lourdes Andrews, representatives of the American Diabetes Association. Their presentation “Keeping Your Child Safe at School: Safety and Fairness for Children with Diabetes” included topics such as 504 Plans, legal advocacy available, education of parents and nurses, and all the latest legislation available to protect children’s rights throughout their years of schooling.
Below are photos from this year’s event.
FDR’s Signature Bracelet
FDR is still selling our Signature Bracelets for Diabetes. They are black or hematite beaded bracelets with a blue rhinestone circle. The blue circle is the universal sign for diabetes which symbolizes unity. Together we can make a difference. Bracelets will be sold through the FDR office. Each bracelet is $25. Please call or email FDR to place your order.
NEW FDR Silicone Bracelet
FDR is also selling silicone bracelets in royal blue or purple with “A Cure would be Sweet” slogan. Each silicone bracelet is $3 or 2 bracelets for $5. Please call or email FDR to place your order.
You can also help support the Foundation for Diabetes Research through iGive.com!
Visit iGive.com and search for “Foundation for Diabetes Research.” A portion of the proceeds from your online purchases will be donated to our cause!