Diabetes Fundraising Goes Viral Thanks to Cure 4 Type 1

11/14/2012

In honor of World Diabetes Day, the Cure 4 Type 1 Foundation issued a challenge to the Facebook community.  For every “like” that Cure 4 Type 1’s Facebook page received, the organization would donate $10 to diabetes research at Benaroya Research Institute. Later that evening the challenge was extended by an anonymous donor, who offered to donate another $1,000 if the page received 1,000 “likes” by the end of the month. Needless to say, the social networking community rose to the challenge, and Cure 4 Type 1 donated a check for $11,000 to BRI to continue innovative Type 1 diabetes research. 

Cure 4 Type 1 chose to support the research being done at BRI because of its successful record of discovery, particularly in the area of Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. “Without funding, there is no research, and without research, a cure will never be found,” Cure 4 Type 1 founder and BRI board member Rebecca Campbell explains.   

Cure 4 Type 1 was created two years ago, after Rebecca Campbell’s son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Rebecca felt the need to do something about the disease that so deeply affected her family. Cure 4 Type 1 is a charitable foundation with a mission to raise awareness and the funding needed to support frontline research into a cure for diabetes.

Thank you Cure 4 Type 1 for joining BRI in the fight against autoimmune diseases. To learn more about the foundation and upcoming events, please visit Cure4Type1.org. For information on donating to Benaroya Research Institute, visit Donate Now.

 

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