JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, is kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month with three video game fundraisers in partnership with Humble Bundle, Twitch, and X Rocker. Rockstar Games and Jackbox Games are among the companies contributing prizes. See below for details!
These fundraisers are the first of JDRF’s new Game2Give initiative spearheaded by Telltale Games co-founder Dan Connors, former PlayStation and EA exec Hans ten Cate, and JDRF’s Greater Bay Area chapter.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults — up to an estimated 38 million people worldwide. All money raised by Game2Give fundraisers will support JDRF and fund vital research aimed at advancing new T1D technology and therapies, preventing T1D before it starts, and ultimately finding cures for the disease.
Beyond these inaugural Game2Give events, JDRF is actively seeking out partnerships and opportunities across the video game industry to raise money, educate the public about type 1 diabetes, and build a community for people affected by the disease.