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1. What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Though T1D’s causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers play a role. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure.

2. Why entrust funds to JDRF?
More than 80% of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and education about research.JDRF is the leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and the largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research. For four decades, we have been renowned as a highly effective medical research organization with remarkable efficiency in directing donor dollars to our mission.

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Where do the donations go?

All donations directly benefit JDRF in support of our mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
4. Does it cost money to visit the Gingerbread Village displays?
No, but the event is a benefit for the JDRF and a $5 donation per person is recommended (and greatly appreciated!).  This year, you can send a $5 text donation by texting "JDRF5" to 20222 as well. Donations can also be made online at
5. What are the nutritional facts for the mini candy canes being distributed?
Nutritional information for mini candy cane: Carbs: 4.25g    Sugars: 3.25g    Calories: 17.5