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JDRF Founder, Lee Ducat, To Be Honored at 40th Anniversary Gala in Philadelphia
Date:3/15/2010

PHILADELPHIA, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- When Lee Ducat, founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), brought together a group of Philadelphia-area parents of children with juvenile diabetes on May 21, 1970, she could never have imagined that 40 years later that devoted group would have grown into an international organization that changed the world.

What started as a mother's vision to help her child has evolved into a foundation with more than 115 chapters in the United States, and seven affiliate chapters throughout the world, dedicating $100 million per year to diabetes research.  Today JDRF has affiliates in Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, Israel and United Kingdom.

Forty years since that first meeting, Ducat will be honored for her vast accomplishments at JDRF's annual Promise Ball, on May 22, 2010 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.


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