How to help
Christopher's Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 organization that's core mission is to connect families, friends and communities to help raise awareness and money to support the fight against Juvenile Diabetes. The Foundation will raise monies by hosting annual Golf Tournaments in conjunction with Children's Carnivals. Our 2017 goal is to raise $10,000.00 for ADA & JDRF. Your support will help Christopher's Foundation in achieving our goals.
Tee'd Off For A Cure Golf Tournament
Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, on September 23, 2019. Currently, we're reaching out to local and national businesses for sponsorship. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring and to receive more information, please send a request email to:
ADA leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. ADA funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. ADA delivers services to hundreds of communities. ADA provides objective and credible information. ADA gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. - See more at: http://www.diabetes.org
Facts about JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
Research Funding Facts
JDRF's research mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). As the global leader in the fight against T1D, JDRF's research programs are comprehensive -- addressing the hopes and dreams of every person with T1D for the best quality of life and a cure for this disease.
General Diabetes Facts
Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person's body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively.
Type 1 Diabetes Facts
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.