Why We Dodge

Together, we can beat diabetes

Let me guess, you know someone who has diabetes. A cousin, a classmate, a grandparent, a brother. Or maybe you have it yourself? Just about everyone will be touched by diabetes in some way during their lifetime. More than 20 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. More than 1 million people in America have what our brothers Andy and David have – Type 1, or juvenile diabetes. Treatment has gotten better and there are many promising discoveries out on the horizon but the fact is – right now – diabetes is a life-long disease that has no cure.

Dodging Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that donates ALL of the profits we make from our annual dodgeball tournament to diabetes education, research and treatment. Our proceeds for 2012 are going to JDRF and the Joslin Diabetes Center. We think they have the best chance of knocking out diabetes for good.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (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. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes — leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.

At Joslin every person is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications through a relentless pursuit of our mission: To improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education, and research that will lead to prevention and cure of the disease.