The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is also committed to developing new and better treatments that improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes in the near term and keep them healthy while we advance toward a cure.
Type 1 diabetes is a life threatening autoimmune disease that carries a constant danger to both adults and children making them insulin-dependent for life and creating a persisting threat of devastating complications. It is the reason why devoted individuals and scientist have dedicated their lives to searching for a cure and promoting awareness in the fight against diabetes. They want to better the lives of those effected by this ominous disease.
On February 16th, 2011 Delta Epsilon Psi announced its official partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The partnership marked one of the most significant milestone achievements in the history of the fraternity. As partners of a corporate entity, the fraternity’s bounds in supporting its primary philanthropy, type 1 diabetes, have become limitless. The professional status of every signature service event for JDRF has allowed Delta Epsilon Psi to reach out to more individuals on a larger scale, thus resulting in more funds in support of JDRF’s cause.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity Inc. team up every year to nationally raise money and help promote awareness for the cause. Through the newly formed partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Delta Epsilon Ps has committed to the responsibility of bringing support from not only the South Asian populous, but also from America’ s collegiate community. As students on our respective college campuses, we see a rich atmosphere of progress that can act as a channel from which a small message from one fraternity can become a national outcry by many organizations and college campuses nationally as well as globally.
The brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi are committed to preserving the mission of our predecessors in the fight against juvenile diabetes. Raising over $50,000 annually, Delta Epsilon Psi contributes 100% of its efforts to providing awareness and funds in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation mission to find a cure. The brothers of Rho Chapter, in particular, host events such as Drench-A-Delta, Conquer the Courts, Restaurant Fundraisers at Willy’s and Moe’s, and many other fundraisers in order to raise proceeds to give to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
For more information about Delta Epsilon Psi and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation please visit our national philanthropy website at http://depsiphilanthropy.org/jdrf/depsi-and-jdrf