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