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Diabetes Research Connection Launches Double Your Dollars for Diabetes Campaign to Help Fund Research and Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Diabetes News J E 4
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In honor of National Diabetes Month, DRC will match up to $25,000 in donations for every dollar donated during their 30-day campaign

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)-focused organization, Diabetes Research Connection (DRC), launched a 30-day campaign to help raise funds and awareness for T1D in honor of National Diabetes Month. For every dollar donated in November to the Double Your Dollars for Diabetes campaign, the DRC Board will match 100%, up to $25,000.

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With T1D plaguing over one million Americans and ranking as the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, DRC has been raising funds for peer-reviewed research to improve the quality of life for children and adults who suffer from this disease. In order to support innovative scientific inquiry, DRC uses the support of tax-deductible funding to connect donors with early-career researchers, enabling them to perform novel research designed to prevent and cure T1D and minimize its complications.

"Since late 2014, we've funded seven research projects and raised more than $400,000 to eradicate T1D," said DRC spokesperson Christina Kalberg. "Not only have we made huge strides in funding impactful research, but we've also been able to raise awareness across the board. November is a great month to recognize both types of diabetes that people suffer from and work together to eliminate them."

Each donation helps early-career scientists get their ideas off the ground and enables 100% of funds directed for T1D research to go directly to the researcher's laboratory. Donations are critical in helping operate DRC's innovative platform and driving research. In addition to the Double Your Dollars campaign, supporters of DRC can donate to the organization through the AmazonSmile program. Shoppers can select "The Diabetes Research Connection" as their charity of choice and for each purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the DRC, all at no cost to the customer.

To contribute to Double Your Dollars for Diabetes with a tax-deductible donation and help find a cure during National Diabetes Month, visit www.diabetesresearchconnection.org/double-your-dollars/.

ABOUT DIABETES RESEARCH CONNECTION

The Diabetes Research Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in San Diego, California. Established in 2012 by five tireless proponents of diabetes research, our mission is to connect donors with early-career scientists enabling them to perform peer-reviewed novel research designed to prevent and cure type 1 diabetes, minimize its complications and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. For more information, visit www.diabetesresearchconnection.org.

Media Contact: Stephanie Spaulding, Diabetes Research Connection, 919-414-2710, stephanie@commandpartners.com

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SOURCE Diabetes Research Connection

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