Today, Senator Zed Seselja will be officially named as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) first ACT patron.
JDRF are today hosting a corporate luncheon sponsored by The Brassey of Canberra to kick off yet another season of campaigning to raise awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes research.
“On the 31st of July, JDRF was recognised as the 2014 Charity of the Year in the Australian Charity Awards for their outstanding achievements in securing $35 million of funding for the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Networ,” Senator Seselja said today.
“Around 2,000 Australians, including children, are diagnosed with type one diabetes every year and JDRF continues to work tirelessly to do what they can to prevent these numbers from growing.
“I’m honoured to support an organisation that fights every day to find a cure, prevent and treat type one diabetes in young Australians. Sadly, children that are diagnosed with this lifelong disease can have up to 10 finger pricks and 7 injections a day alongside of counting every single carb they eat and living with the social identity that it was caused by eating the wrong food or eating too much sugar.
“I look forward to working alongside JDRF to help them continue their fight against type one diabetes in young people,” Senator Zed Seselja concluded.
The JDRF Corporate Luncheon is being held at The Brassey of Canberra from 12:00pm.