According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s website, those who suffer from T1 diabetes are susceptible to “life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation.”
Because of this, we were honored to take part in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Spring Gala, “A Galaxy of Possibilities,” this past weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Megan Manis and her husband, Ryan, were in attendance at the Black Tie affair. “We’ve both had personal experiences with JD, knowing children and close family members and friends that have suffered from it. Once we had children of our own, we became more passionate about helping others who deal with this diagnosis. We know how difficult being a parent is, let alone caring for a child who suffers from a lifelong health issue. With over $530 million in scientific research, the JDRF is a foundation with a mission to end Type 1 diabetes, and that makes us excited!” Manis notes.
In addition to attendance at the event, Roydan was honored to make a donation in support of the efforts of JDRF. “At Roydan, we believe strongly in giving back. Contributing both time and resources to various non-profit organizations allows us to be a part of the solution,” notes Manis. The Roydan team regularly takes part in a variety of non-profit social causes including the National Public Power Day of Giving, KANCool (providing school supplies for local children) and various other philanthropic efforts.
The event included a dinner, dance and silent auction with all proceeds going to the JDRF for research and support of those affected by the disease. “This event is an important part in the fundraising efforts of JDRF. Taking part is just a small way that the Roydan team can be a part of the solution to cure T1 diabetes and help future generations. I am so thankful for the support of Roydan in getting behind a great cause like this,” Manis concludes.
Do you want to learn more about this important foundation and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of both children and adults who suffer from Type 1 diabetes? Visit the JDRF website to learn more.