The Elliots Donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

By Phillip Martin

Sax player Richard Elliot and his wife Camella recently donated $93,000 to a global fund that benefits type-1 diabetes research.

The couple this past Friday appeared at the San Diego chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund where they posed for a photograph holding their oversized check. The Elliots raised the donation by using all the proceeds paid by those who attended the sax player’s benefit concert on Feb. 6 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, California.

JDRF San Diego shares its Facebook post and photo of Camella (left) and Richard (right) Elliot posing with their donation check.
JDRF San Diego shares its Facebook post and photo of Camella (left) and Richard (right) Elliot posing with their donation check.

JDRF San Diego thanked the Elliots for their contribution on its social media accounts, including Facebook (pictured above), Twitter, and Instagram (below):

wp-1456074450795.png


JDRF is a global fund that raises money for type-1 diabetes research, according to its website. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for the disease that afflicts many children and adults who must manage their blood-sugar levels daily. The organization also strives to find ways to prevent and treat the disease. Its headquarters are located in New York City and has 100 locations nationwide and six international chapters.

JDRF relies on volunteers to help run charitable events, advocates to lobby for government funding, and corporate sponsors to donate money annually. JDRF said it has raised nearly $2 billion, since its birth in 1970, in the name of better treating the disease.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s