Doylestown, PA, May 25, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Type One Parent Project (TOPP) Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to JDRF’s (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Fund A Cure program on May 20, 2017 during JDRF’s One Promise Gala that was held in Philadelphia. TOPP Foundation raised the money by hosting various fundraising events over the last year. All donations to Fund A Cure go directly toward cutting-edge medical research aimed at improving the lives of individuals with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and ultimately finding a cure.
TOPP Foundation is a local nonprofit founded in 2016 by 3 mothers who each have a son with T1D. TOPP’s mission is to develop a supportive community for local families dealing with the daily challenges of living with T1D and raise funds supporting efforts to find a cure.
TOPP hosts a T1D parent support group on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30PM in the Central Bucks Ambulance & Rescue Building located at 455 East Street in Doylestown. In addition, they have held several successful fundraising campaigns and family friendly events for families living with T1D.
TOPP will be hosting its next fundraiser in the fall.
To learn more about TOPP Foundation, visit www.toppfund.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.