WHAT IT MEANS:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and is the largest supports of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected buy T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

JDRF was the first non-profit to partner with BowTie Cause through a friendship between Dhani Jones and Fernando Aguirre, the 2010 Cincinnatian of the Year Gala Honoree.

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The zig-zag pattern on the bowtie symbolizes the ever changing highs and lows of those living with type 1 diabetes as they try to control their blood sugar.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Website: JDRF.org

Facebook: Facebook.com/JDRFSWOhio

Twitter: @JDRFSWOhio