PORTLAND, Ore. — Oct. 23, 2018 — The Alsco Portland Industrial branch of Alsco, Inc., the premier linen and uniform services company, recently donated $1,500 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Alsco Portland Industrial branch applied for and received a nonprofit gift/grant through the Steiner Foundation, which Alsco created in 1969 to allow Alsco branches to become involved in and support nonprofit charities and projects in their communities.
JDRF is the leading global nonprofit organization funding type 1 diabetes. No organization makes a bigger impact on the fight against type 1 diabetes than JDRF. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing that can be done to prevent type 1 diabetes, and there is no cure.
“In May 1999, our daughter, Alison, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 14. Ali and so many other young people live with type 1 diabetes every day. Diabetes is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a week job that requires constant management. There is no vacation from diabetes — no breaks, no days off. So we are grateful to partner with Alsco to further the mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,” said Suzanne Mackin, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation board member.
“We are very grateful to be involved with such an inspiring organization as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We are happy to contribute and know that this donation will help in improving the lives of those individuals living every day with type 1 diabetes,” said Jack Winslow, Alsco Portland Industrial general manager.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. The vision of JDRF is a world without T1D, and its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. For more information about T1D or to volunteer, please visit www.jdrf.org.