The Type One Parent Project (TOPP) Foundation made a $10,000 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF’s) Fund-A-Cure program on May 15, 2020. In the past, this donation has been made in conjunction with the JDRF Greater Delaware Valley Chapter’s Spring Promise Ball, which was indefinitely postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Despite COVID-19, TOPP remains dedicated to its partnership with JDRF and their commitment to cure research. This is the 4th consecutive year TOPP has donated $10,000 to JDRF’s Fund-A-Cure program. We are committed to continuing our mission to contribute to cure research and to support families living with the daily challenges of type one diabetes.” -Christine Gunsiorowski, TOPP Foundation Co-Founder & President.”
All donations to Fund-A-Cure go directly towards cutting-edge medical research aimed at improving the lives of individuals with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and ultimately finding a cure. TOPP raised the money by hosting their annual Cocktail’s for a Cure fundraiser last Fall.
TOPP’s commitment to finding a cure for T1D and freeing adults and children from the daily burden of this relentless chronic illness is more important than ever. While people with T1D do not have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other virus, they have a greatly increased risk of serious complications, including death, from any virus or infection.
Additionally, the medical costs of T1D can be daunting and add further financial hardship to families, especially during this time of economic uncertainty. TOPP is helping to supply nonprescription low blood sugar necessities to local families struggling with their finances. For more information about this program or to donate supplies, please contact Kim McCleary at [email protected].