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TOPP Foundation donates $10,000 to type 1 diabetes research

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On Nov. 14, in recognition of World Diabetes Day, TOPP Foundation, a local type 1 diabetes (T1D) nonprofit made a $10,000 donation to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).

TOPP Foundation (Type One Parent Project) is a nonprofit founded in 2016. TOPP’s mission is to increase awareness of the disease, raise funds for research, and to support local families living with the daily challenges of T1D.

Since it’s start in 2016, TOPP has donated $60,500 to JDRF’s Fund a Cure program and $110,000 to the DRI for a total of $170,500 going directly to cure research.

In 2018, the organization created the TOPP Camp Scholarship Program. The program enhances the quality of life for youth living with T1D by providing financial assistance to attend specialized overnight diabetes camps. Between 2018-2023, this program has awarded twenty-one camp scholarships to children and teens with T1D!

Additionally, TOPP Foundation started a Higher Education Scholarship in 2022 to provide financial assistance to local high school seniors with T1D who are pursuing higher education at a two-or four-year college or vocational school. To date, TOPP recognized and awarded scholarships to seven students for the strength and resilience they display every day as they cope with a relentless illness.

To make a donation to TOPP, visit www.toppfoundation.org or email christine@toppfund.org. To donate by check, make payable to TOPP Foundation and mail to PO Box 622, Furlong, Pa. 18925. All donations will go toward TOPP’s Scholarship Programs.


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