JDRF Central Pennsylvania Chapter Will Host a New Office Ribbon Cutting and Open House in Camp Hill on Wednesday, September 25th
WHAT: The JDRF Central Pennsylvania Chapter brings together supporters to introduce their new office space and raise awareness of type 1 diabetes. The chapter moved from their previous office location on Market Street in Camp Hill to Fernwood Avenue, in early July. The chapter will host a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the West Shore Chamber of Commerce at 4pm. Succeeding the ribbon cutting ceremony, an open house will be held until 7pm.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25th , 4-7pm
WHERE: 1104 Fernwood Avenue Suite 301 Camp Hill, PA 17011
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. 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. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-901-6489.