The 18th Annual Dancing for Diabetes Show - $100,000 to the Diabetes Research Institute

Hundreds of Central Florida Dancers - using their talents raising funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Online PR News – 05-December-2018 – Orlando, Florida – The 18th Annual Dancing for Diabetes showcase, held at the Bob Carr Theater on November 10, 2018, drew a record crowd of over 1,500 guests and featured hundreds of Central Florida dancers - using their talents raising funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. During the event, hosted by WFTV Meteorologist Brian Shields, a check for $100,000 was presented to the Diabetes Research Institute - the only national organization solely devoted to developing a biological cure for diabetes.

"When you have diabetes, it impacts every decision you make—from the food you eat, the clothes you wear and how you take care of yourself. Our (DFD) goal is to support local individuals and families who are impacted by type 1 Diabetes and to raise funds to support the Diabetes Research Institute - to find a cure. We are so grateful to the Central Florida community for their ongoing support and are energized about what we will do as a community moving forward!" Dancing for Diabetes Founder, Elizabeth Forrest

Types of Diabetes
There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational). Prevalence: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had some type of diabetes. The Orlando nonprofit Dancing for Diabetes focuses on Type 1 Diabetes which impacts approximately 1.25 million American children and adults. Type 1 Diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Read 2018 Diabetes Impact Report

About Dancing for Diabetes
Dancing for Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to spread awareness of the impact that type 1 diabetes has on more than a million American children and adults - and through the art of dance raise funds to find a cure while inspiring those with type 1 diabetes to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

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