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HCT Applauds – JDRF

HCT Applauds is a program that we started during ‘Zorro the Musical’ to highlight nonprofit organizations in our community that are making a difference.


During Ragtime, we are highlighting JDRF. According to the JDRF website www.jdrf.org “JDRF is the leader of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community – unifying global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. Through a transformative vision, breakthrough innovations, and effective operations. JDRF is working to remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.”

“For more than 40 years, JDRF has been a leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes, through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, we have talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology.

“But today, we realize that we are engaged in a process of curing type 1 diabetes – that a cure is not just a destination but also a journey along a path. And we recognize that a part of our mission must be to help those living with type 1 today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path. To provide “less T1D” under we can deliver “no T1D”.

Because type 1 diabetes doesn’t only affect children, in fact 85 percent of those with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. are adults, JDRF is no longer known by its full name, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but is now just the acronym.

At tonight’s performance of Ragtime, board members from the Utah chapter of JDRF will be in attendance and will have the opportunity to talk for a few minutes before the show about their organization.

In August and September, JDRF is holding four local ‘JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes’ events. Visit www.walk.jdrf.org for more details.

Previous honorees:
Zorro, the Musical – Utah Youth Village
Father of the Bride – American Parkinson Disease Association
The Sound of Music – Children’s Service Society
9 to 5 the Musical – Make-a-Wish Foundation
Oliver! – Granite Education Foundation
A Christmas Carol 2012 – Spectrum Academy
The 39 Steps – NAMI Utah
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Junior Achievement
No Time for Sergeants – American Heart Association