A Message from the Executive Director


As 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank you- the donors and volunteers who have contributed to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). You shared your personal stories of living with T1D through your Breakthrough T1D One Walk pages, as Ambassadors for Breakthrough T1D Dream Gala and One Walk, via social media for National Diabetes Awareness Month, and countless other ways that inspired others to make impactful gifts to help your loved ones be one step closer to a cure.

Research is accelerating rapidly because of your support. Just 10 years ago, five JDRF funded clinical trials were taking place and today there are more than 70 Breakthrough T1D funded clinical trials. These numbers are impressive, but the real value is improved outcomes for you and your loved ones living with this disease. Congratulations to each of you for an incredible 2017.

It is my pleasure to work with an impeccable Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers, generous donors, families willing to share their stories, and talented staff that are truly making a difference. Cheers to another tremendous year in 2018.

Sherri Lozano, MPA
Executive Director