Sigma Alpha Mu

Indiana University


About Our Philanthropy

Sammy Stakes in the new annual philanthropy that the brothers of Sigma Alpha Mu began to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Last Year's Philanthropy

Last year Sigma Alpha Mu hosted the first annual Sammy Stakes Philanthropy Event. The event was aimed at raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Millions of people worldwide suffer from Type 1 Diabetes, including several national brothers of Sammy. Their goal was to raise around $2,500 for the foundation. The philanthropy consisted of an event in which 2-person horse costumes were worn by participants to compete in one male and one female race in an obstacle course.

The Organization

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was founded in 1970 and has since been the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. The goal of the research is to improve the lives of those affects by T1D. The JDRF also aims to accelerate progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, treating, and preventing T1D. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Their efforts have helped significantly advance the care of people with diabetes.

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Contributions and Donations

JDRF continues to make progress toward a cure for type 1 diabetes. Your donation will make a dramatic impact as JDRF moves life altering research out of the lab and into human clinical trials. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

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