Black is mystery, the night, the unknown, distinction,
simplicity and elegance. Upon dusk, JDRF will welcome you into the depths of MMXIX for an exclusive evening exploring shade and shadow.

In the absence of colour, you and your fellow luminaries will be the light that shines on type 1 diabetes research.


1.6 million dollar impact

Celebrate MMXIX with JDRF, and contribute to a national total of more than $1.6 million in funds for more, life-changing type 1 diabetes research. It's this research that holds the key to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The Cause

Type 1 diabetes

More than 120,000 Australians and their families are facing the daily burden of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

T1D is caused by the immune system mistakenly turning on itself, destroying cells within the pancreas that produce insulin. Without insulin, the body literally starves as it cannot process food. People with T1D must receive a constant supply of insulin to stay alive, as well as endure painful fingerpricks around 6-8 times a day to help keep their blood glucose levels under control.

There is no way to prevent T1D, and currently no cure.

JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D.

In 2017, JDRF Australia invested $11.7M in accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications

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event in town

Nearly 2,000 people attend Gala events across Australia to publicly support JDRF alongside their peers in the philanthropy and business communities. JDRF Galas are known for their entertainment, fantastic hospitality, and for leaving guests feeling moved and inspired. Speakers set the scene as to the latest and most exciting endeavours in type 1 diabetes research, and what this means for the 120,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes.


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