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The Foundation for Diabetes Research (FDR) was founded in July 1999 by families in Morris, Sussex, Essex, and Union counties. The mission of the organization is to support research aimed at a cure for Type I diabetes and prevention of its severe complications. A committee comprised of members of our medical and scientific community and lay members review grants and give their opinions to fund certain grants to the Board of Directors.
Our goal is to be “Angel Funders” that have the ability to fund smaller projects with merit so that these grants may have a chance of attracting recognition from organizations such as the National Institute of Health (NIH).
With the help of the extraordinary people who raise funds on our behalf, we have been able to raise enough donations to provide over $4 million in grants for diabetes research.