Our family at Floyd's 99 has many personal connections to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). We're passionate about doing what we can to help cure, treat & prevent this devastating disease one haircut at a time. The JDRF is the largest charitable funder of T1D research and the cutting-edge research that JDRF funds has been life changing for more than 3 million children & adults living with T1D. Read more below about why we feel so strongly about our support of JDRF.
But let's cut to it, what can you do to help? Buy our Value Book in our shops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Chicago and Maryland. You'll enjoy $25+ in value for some of Floyd's 99's most enjoyable experiences. Name your price for it, but we require a minimum donation of $3. We think a little extra is worth it for the value of the experiences, but more so, for the important research your money helps to fund. We're proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for this year's Walk to Cure Diabetes in Denver, CO. The walk will be held on Sunday, September 9 at the Coors Field Main Parking lot. You can also support our walk team in Denver by making a donation directly to JDRF through our walk page.
Floyd's 99 is proud to partner with JDRF to help raise awareness of the seriousness of T1D; the daily living challenges for
kids & adults with T1D, not to mention, families who support them and live T1D with them and the long-term serious health affects.
These kids and adults amaze us every day by the way they manage their disease, but wouldn't it be great if it became easier -
and better yet, the disease were cured and even better yet, prevented?
It's all possible! The news is good and the feeling is hope, due in great part to research! The efforts of researchers and the brave trial patients in the Artificial Pancreas Project have us closer today than ever before to an automated system using the technologies of the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor communicating via a computer in between to deliver insulin based on real-time changes in blood glucose levels.
JDRF's research goals are to:
CURE | Remove the disease from our loved ones by restoring a person's insulin-producing
capability & halting or reversing the body's misguided immunie attach on the pancrease (ex. beta cell encapulation).
TREAT | To allow people with T1D to live better, healthier lives by developing new devices & therapies that optimize
blood sugar control and treat or prevent the serious complications of T1D (ex. artificial pancreas).
PREVENT | To keep T1D from occurring in those most susceptible by preventing or stopping the disease
process before it damages the pancreas (ex. nanovaccines).