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Anna Roy – Guest Contributor
Feb 1 @ 10:04
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Walgreens Employees and JDRF Youth Ambassador, Eli

The Dallas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, recently received a check for $16,000 from Walgreens to aid JDRF’s efforts in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. In November 2017, regional Walgreens stores held a two-week campaign to recognize National Diabetes Awareness Month. They raised $16,000, which they donated directly to JDRF Greater Dallas. The check presentation was held at the Northwest Highway Walgreens location in the Park Cities and featured one of JDRF’s youth ambassadors, Elizabeth Walsh.

A valued partner since 1992, Walgreens has collectively raised more than $30 million to help JDRF on a national level. They play a key role in helping accomplish JDRF’s mission to create a world without type 1 diabetes. Walgreens has supported this mission through organizing consumer-driven campaigns in more than 8,000 locations, sponsoring JDRF One Walk events and raising critical funds for T1D research through in-store donation campaigns, commercial co-venture donation programs, and employee volunteering at local fundraising events.