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Dine for Diabetes at Jake's Wayback Burgers
JDRF and Jake's Wayback Burgers have formed a new partnership to raise money to cure diabetes. The popular restaurant will host a "Dine for Diabetes" event at 1964 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY, 11731 on Sunday, December 18th from 12 - 4 PM.
Donations are being accepted for those that are not able to attend the event by going to http://jdrfevents.donordrive.com/
"Jake's is proud to be able to give back to our local community. We were thrilled to hear that we could set up a Dine for Diabetes fundraiser at our restaurant", comments Howard Zeller, Manager at Jake's Wayback Burgers. Christina Colandro,Special Events Manager at JDRF Long Island Chapter adds, "We are excited about this opportunity to raise awareness and raise funds to cure type 1 diabetes, We hope you will all join us on the 18th."
JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D). It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump—each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with T1D, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information, please visit http://www.jdrf.org.
About Jake's Wayback Burgers
Jake's Wayback Burgers is known for their big, juicy hand-made burgers and real milkshakes, crafted to order by a friendly staff. The restaurant is located at 1964 Jericho Turnpike in East Northport. For your convenience, orders may also be called in to (631) 864-5555 or ordered online at http://www.waybackburgers.com so they will be waiting for you when you arrive.