Health Hero Giving Day

 

Be a health hero! People impacted by life-altering health diagnoses need your help. By making a gift on Health Hero Giving Day, hosted by United Way of the Midlands and the Combined Health Agencies Drive on Feb. 24th, you can provide them with the hope and support they need to navigate difficult health challenges. Scroll down to learn more about the 21 participating CHAD health agencies and make your gift today!

United Way of the Midlands has been a proud partner of Combined Health Agencies Drive since 1987.

 

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JDRF Nebraska-Iowa Chapter

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Agency Name: JDRF Nebraska-Iowa Chapter

 

Why your gift is needed:

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which the person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. There is no remission, no days off, and at the moment – no cure. Those with T1D have to monitor and manage blood sugar levels, continually infuse insulin through a pump or injections, and carefully balance insulin doses with eating and activities throughout the day and night. Even with intensive disease management, a significant portion of the day is still spent with high or low blood-sugar levels, placing them at risk for devastating complications.

  • Diabetes is a common and growing disease in Nebraska. Approximately 128,800 people‚ or 9.2 percent of the state‚ population have diabetes.
  • Some 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old) and more than 1 million adults (20 years old and older).
  • 5 million people in the U.S. are expected to have T1D by 2050, including nearly 600,000 youth.
  • Warning signs of T1D often appear suddenly and may include: drowsiness or lethargy, extreme thirst, frequent urination, increased appetite, heavy or labored breathing, sudden weight loss and/or sudden vision changes.

What your gift will do:

We are at a critical point on our path—one where significant and unprecedented philanthropy is vital to advancing life-changing therapies and to driving progress toward curing T1D.

Agency Summary:

At JDRF, we're leading the fight against T1D by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D. Today, people with T1D are living longer, and suffering fewer complications than they did only a few decades ago—thanks to scientific and clinical breakthroughs.

Learn more about us:

Website: https://www.jdrf.org/nebraskaiowa/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JDRFNebraskaSWIowa 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JDRFNebraskaSWIowa 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/jdrf 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JDRFNESWIA 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jdrf 

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