JDRF Celebrates Donations for Diabetes Research

By Kelly Anne McCarthy

JDRF Celebrates Donations for Diabetes Research

March 4, 2012 Updated Mar 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM EST

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Central New York's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation thanks the community for helping it raise money to to find a cure for diabetes.

JDRF hosted a banquet with music, dancing, and games this afternoon at Brothers 2 on Watson Boulevard.

The annual Walk to Cure Diabetes event was canceled this fall due to the flood.

As a result, the organization received less funding, but it still wanted to show its appreciation for the donations it did receive.

For every dollar JDRF raises, 85 cents goes to research development.

The goal is to find a cure for Type One Diabetes, which is diagnosed when a person's pancreas does not produce any insulin.

"We don't want you to be living with it, we want you to get rid of it. Our gal is to cure someone the day they're diagnosed," says Executive Director Lucienne Cole-Dargin.

Our own Cristina Frank was there to help raise awareness about the disease.

The next Walk to Cure Diabetes event is scheduled for September 22 at Highland Park.

Online registration for the walk begins March 14, 2012.

To sign up, visit the JDRF's website.

To make donations call the Central New York chapter at (315) 453-9327.

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