A global health care company dedicated to the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals and medical products to improve the lives of people living with diabetes—has been a valued partner of JDRF for 13 years. Abbott has supported JDRF through the support of local chapter events and its annual employee giving campaign. In 2017, JDRF received more than $200,000 from this global effort that has distributed over $5 million annually to more than 3,800 charities throughout the U.S. In addition to the generosity of Abbott employees in 2017, a portion of the amount given to JDRF came from the Abbott Fund through their matching gift program. Abbott further supports JDRF’s mission by serving as a member of JDRF’s Industry Advisory Panel.