From October 1 through November 3, Schlotzsky’s wants you to Step Up! to help us support JDRF so we can find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Drop by any Schlotzsky’s restaurant during this time and donate just one dollar to JDRF and you’ll get a coupon for a dollar off your next purchase at Schlotzsky’s. It’s that simple! Help us raise funds for JDRF, get a coupon and walk away feeling good!
Founded in 1970, JDRF (formally Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the world’s largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, having raised more than $1.6 billion in research funds since its inception. T1D is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, 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.
“We were extremely selective when identifying a national charitable cause that our brand could support system wide. Our organization is happy to be working with JDRF to fund essential research toward type 1 diabetes,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “This decision was more than an act of corporate philanthropy; this was the alignment of two organizations that are passionate about helping those with this disease. As a supporting partner, our goal is to raise $250,000 that will help efforts in finding better treatments and a cure for T1D.”