Abbott Diabetes Care
Abbott Diabetes Care understands the fantastic work that the health care professionals provide, and recognises them through sponsoring the national JDRF Diabetes Educator of the Year Awards. The program awards three of the best Diabetes Educators with industry recognition and funds to spend on resources and facilities for their clinic that improve patient care. For 20 years, Abbott Diabetes Care has helped Australians with diabetes live healthy and active lives through technology, support, and education.
Medtronic Australasia has been a strong supporter of JDRF's government and media engagement activities. With the help of our Government Advocates and with support from Medtronic, JDRF regularly engages government to promote type 1 diabetes research and wellness. Medtronic is also a supporter of JDRF's T1D Truth Awards, which recognises excellence in writing about the life and science of type 1 diabetes.
Novo Nordisk is dedicated to drive change for people with type 1 diabetes, and has shown this dedication by kindly supporting JDRF and their monthly Path to a Cure newsletter. Managing Director, Novo Nordisk Australia/New Zealand, Mr Peter Soelberg is excited about this new relationship with JDRF. With a distribution of over 35,000 subscribers in the t1d community across Australia, Path to a Cure showcases research progress, case studies, diabetes news from around the world, and organisational updates.
Roche Diabetes Care
Roche Diabetes Care has been a supporter of JDRF's programs for more than six years through their ongoing support of JDRF's fundraising events and KIDSAC program. Their Accu-Chek products offer people with diabetes and healthcare professionals innovative products and impactful solutions for convenient, efficient and effective diabetes management spanning from lancing and blood glucose monitoring through information management to insulin delivery.
Sanofi has supported JDRF through regular participation in JDRF’s events and continuous support of the KIDSAC and t1d information packs. These resources provide assistance to diabetes educators. A recent review of health care professionals reiterated the value of these packs in helping them educate and inform the newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes community.
Corporate partnership with JDRF is a distinctive opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the type 1 diabetes community. JDRF's corporate programs are developed collaboratively to reflect the needs of your organisation, and can include a variety of programs to engage staff, or specific research projects.
Your company will be partnering with an organisation that has been recognised as the winner of the inaugural Australian PricewaterhouseCoopers Transparency Award, designed to reward and encourage quality financial and operational reporting in the not-for-profit sector.
Amcal, through their parent company Sigma Pharmaceuticals, have been valued partners of the Jelly Baby Month merchandise campaign since 2003. In that time, tens of thousands of products have been bought by Amcal and Amcal Max customers, many of whom live with the daily challenges of type 1 diabetes. Amcal's support of JDRF has helped us raise over $300,000.
With a partnership that has spanned ten years, Boral is a valued JDRF supporter. Boral support is now an integral part of many JDRF activities. Boral contributions to JDRF have reached in excess of $2.55million - thanks to the efforts of their employees, customers and suppliers.
Rod Pearse, Boral's CEO and Managing Director said that Boral has been supporting JDRF since 2001. "I am immensely proud of our partnership with JDRF. It clearly demonstrates the power of employee involvement and teamwork in achieving a common goal and the benefits of long-term community partnerships."
City Beach Australia
Since 2005, over $1million has been donated to JDRF by City Beach Australia. These funds have been raised through the sale of wristbands sold in their network of retail store counters and are a major contributor to JDRF’s annual revenue, and wider awareness of type 1 diabetes in the general public.
DNS IT is an international IT services provider. They are a new supporter of JDRF, and are assisting with desktop support, network development, and the planning process for a long-term IT strategy. Jonathan Salmon, Managing Director of DNS IT, has been integral in this growing partnership, and says "DNS are proud to partner with JDRF to improve their IT systems and infrastructure which will help JDRF pursue its mission more efficiently."
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global corporate partner of JDRF. Since the inception of their employee-driven Ford Global Walk Team in 1998, they have raised a staggering $27 million, with $3.7 million in 2008 alone. Through various other activities including 'Hot Rods and Hot Dogs' and an annual art auction, Ford Australia have also contributed over $230,000 for local JDRF-funded research.
George Patterson Y&R
George Patterson Y&R has shared their extraordinary creative talent with JDRF, creating a compelling and emotive set of images that are helping to increase public awareness of type 1 diabetes. GPY&R's objective was to create a campaign that drove donations by provoking a strong emotional reaction to the painful reality for children with this disease. JDRF sincerely thanks GPY&R for their generous gift of time and talent to support the JDRF mission.
Good Health Solutions
Good Health Solutions are partnering with JDRF by assisting staff to improve their overall health and wellbeing through the delivery of health seminars and health checks. Good Health Solutions is Australia's market leader in providing innovative and successful corporate health services.
IBM Global Services
JDRF and IBM Global Services has a partnership that has been in place for nearly a decade to deliver cutting edge technology to assist JDRF in delivering its mission in an efficient and effective manner. Ron Gottschalk, James Inglis and the support team from Collins Street in Melbourne have spent many hours including late nights to bring this network together to benefit JDRF's mission.
Macquarie Group Foundation
Macquarie Group has been a fundraising supporter of JDRF for many years, raising over $1 million for type 1 diabetes research.
In early 2008, JDRF and the Macquarie Group Foundation formed a ground-breaking partnership to support research into type 1 diabetes. Macquarie Group Foundation’s commitment of $2.2million over four years, aims to increase the volume and impact of type 1 diabetes research and to support and recognise innovation in research programs.
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Toll Group is a valued partner of Jelly Baby Month, helping JDRF by distributing fundraising products throughout Australia to retail partners and volunteers. Toll's vision is to be the most successful provider of 'integrated logistics solutions' to the Asian region providing customers with global reach.
Westpac Banking Corporation
Over the past twelve years, Westpac has been a regular contributor to many JDRF initiatives including the Walk to Cure Diabetes, Ride to Cure Diabetes and Jelly Baby Month. They volunteer to help on event days, help plan and organise gala balls, participate in general fundraising, and sponsor JDRF’s well-known giant jelly baby costumes.
Westpac have also provided JDRF access to their People and Performance Team to help develop JDRF's capabilities.
The support of Woolworths and Safeway Supermarkets is one of the key reasons for the continued success of the JDRF Jelly Baby campaign.
Since Woolworths and Safeway joined the campaign in 2003, sales of Jelly Baby merchandise have increased by a staggering 70 percent. Since 2008, Woolworths and Safeway customers have raised over $500,000 annually for Australian diabetes research.