Idea began with Adams Farm store in Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina, November 7, 2019 – The Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF is partnering with 15 Wendy’s stores in nine cities—from Burlington to Clemmons and Lexington to Asheboro—to raise funds and awareness for type 1 diabetes (T1D). From 5 – 8 pm on Tuesday, November 12, these Wendy’s stores will donate 10% of all sales to JDRF:
- Advance: Highway 801
- Asheboro: 623 Dixie Drive
- Burlington: South Church Street
- Clemmons: Lewisville-Clemmons Road
- Adams Farm
- 1500 West Gate City Boulevard
- Summit Avenue
- 2517 Battleground Avenue
- High Point: Highway 68 South
- Kernersville: Highway 66 South
- Lexington: Cotton Grove Road
- Cloverdale Avenue
- Reynolda Road
- 3182 Peters Creek Parkway
- Jonestown Road
The idea for this fundraiser was conceived in November 2018, when David Young, Wendy’s store manager at the Adams Farm location in Greensboro, decided to partner with JDRF on a regular “JDRF Spirit Night,” with a portion of sales benefiting JDRF. Mr. Young, whose police officer son, also named David, was diagnosed with T1D several years ago, was so pleased with the reaction to this campaign that he encouraged other Wendy’s locations to do something on a wider scale.
“We’re so thankful to have 15 Wendy’s locations across five counties coming together to further JDRF’s vision of a world without type 1 diabetes,” said Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh, Executive Director of JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter. “On November 12—just one day during National Diabetes Awareness Month—we’ll be able to touch thousands of Wendy’s customers across our region, explaining the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and underscoring the importance of research for curing T1D and improving lives.”
Throughout National Diabetes Awareness Month, JDRF encourages people across our community to visit jdrf.org/NDAM to share their personal stories, use a variety of T1D Champions social media filters, and take actions on behalf of the T1D community to help others understand the cumulative burden of living with this disease.
About Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of this attack is still being researched; however, scientists believe the cause may have genetic and environmental components. T1D affects children and adults, and people can be diagnosed at any age. As of now, there is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D, and there is no cure.
About JDRF: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating 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. Learn more at jdrf.org or @JDRF on Twitter.
About JDRF – Piedmont Triad Chapter: Covering 15 North Carolina counties, the Piedmont Triad Chapter provides support for those living with type 1 diabetes by convening educational and networking sessions such as the annual TypeOneNation Summit, and raises awareness and funds for T1D research through a variety of events, including our annual Hope Gala; One Walks in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Alamance County, and High Point; the Ride to Cure Diabetes; and the Tennis to Tent to Tee event in Pinehurst. Learn more at jdrf.org/triad, facebook.com/jdrftriad, or @JDRFtriad on Twitter.