JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
JDRF’s investments are supporting the development of next-generation therapies like artificial pancreas technology, beta cell encapsulation, smart insulin that can turn on and off in response to blood sugar levels and, ultimately, methods for curing and preventing T1D. Since inception, JDRF has contributed more than $2B to T1D research and it is currently funding 50 human clinical trials of potential T1D therapies. Approximately 80% of JDRF expenditures directly support T1D research and research-related education.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a 'home away from home' just steps from where their child is being treated in the hospital. Every night, 140 families find comfort, compassion and community at the four area Ronald McDonald Houses(r) and Ronald McDonald Family Room(r). That's 40,000 nights each year where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child saving them over $7 million in hotel costs. We are located near Advocate Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Edward Hospital in Naperville.
About Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwester University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation's top children's hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philantrhopic support to care for more than 153,000 children each year.
About the Illinois PGA Foundation
The Illinois PGA Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Illinois Section PGA, one of the forty-one geographical regions that comprise the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA of America). Established in 1991, the organization focuses its community efforts on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth. Illinois PGA Foundation initiatives include GolfWorks Illinois, ipgabirdiesforcharity.com , a youth-based scholarship and grants program, Illinois Golf Hall of Fame and support of The First Tee of Greater Chicago.