Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
SimplyRAC, Los Angeles’ premier car rental service today announced their support of JDRF to drive up funds to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. As a show of support for JDRF, SimplyRAC will donate 3% of all time and mileage revenues to the organization when customers mention JDRF, in order to help to advance research efforts to cure, better treat, and ultimately prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).
“Taking care of our customers’ needs is job number 1 for all of us at SimplyRAC,” said Ali Salman, owner of the Los Angeles-based car rental company. “We felt a natural extension of this philosophy of caring was to launch an initiative where we could help JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes,” he continued. “We are thrilled to help JDRF with SimplyRAC’s donation commitment through 2014.”
“JDRF is thrilled to have SimplyRAC join us in our efforts to discover, develop, and deliver advances that progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people’s lives until we achieve a world without it,” said Heather Moffitt, Development Manager for JDRF. “JDRF’s research programs are comprehensive and reflect our strategic plan to bring about a continuous flow of life-changing therapies until we can turn Type One into Type None.”
With type 1 diabetes, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. People with T1D need to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin (with injections or an insulin pump) multiple times every day, and carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night. However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, and even with that intensive care, a significant portion of the day is still spent with either high or low blood sugar, placing people with T1D at risk for devastating complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, and amputation.
SimplyRAC is Southern California’s most complete car rental company (luxury, exotic, classic and green automobiles), dedicated to making sure everyday people coming through the Los Angeles area can not only navigate the concrete jungle known as L.A. with relative ease, but also in the lap of luxury. Instead of hiking up prices for their exotic and luxurious automobiles, SimplyRAC makes them affordable for any budget. They offer a wide selection of cars, provide free pickup and delivery, and make sure that every detail is taken care of before customers step inside the vehicle.
Not just in the business of renting cars in Los Angeles, SimplyRAC is in the business of establishing relationships with travelers so that they have the best impression and greatest experience of working and traveling around the Southern California area. For more information, please visit simplyrac.com.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF's goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization's efficiency and effectiveness. JDRF does not endorse any product or service. For more information, please visit jdrfla.org.
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