Local JDRF chapter earns national recognition

The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Juvenile Research Diabetes Foundation (JDRF) has been named Chapter of the Year of the world’s leading charitable funder and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The Chapter was recently presented with the “2010 Lee Ducat Chapter of the Year” honors at the JDRF Annual Conference Awards of Excellence dinner in Washington, D.C. 
“This is a special honor because it is the 40th anniversary of JDRF, and it’s the first year this award is named after one of the organization’s co-founders, Lee Ducat,” said JDRF executive director, Wendy Hanisch. “This award is very important to our 25-year-old Chapter. It is a testament to our commitment to find a cure and acknowledges everyone in Southeastern Wisconsin who has supported our efforts. The teamwork demonstrated by our Board, tremendous staff and the entire community should make everyone proud.”
Nominations for the top JDRF location were received from all regions of the U.S., with varied geographical size and markets. The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter is managed efficiently by a small staff of six and the strategic utilization of committed volunteers.
“We will continue to set the bar high and work to achieve even better results in the future,” Michael Crowley, chapter board president said. “It is through this commitment and passion that I believe we will reach our goal of finding better treatments and a cure for diabetes and its complications.”

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