FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2016
THE DIABETES EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FOR $3,988.26 IN SUPPORT OF ITS DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM, PATIENT ADVOCATE ACTIVITIES, AND RELATED OPERATIONS.
Health Organizations: The Diabetes Education and Research Center has received a $3,988.26 grant from the Diabetes Education and Research Center Endowment Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation to support its diabetes education program, patient advocate activities, and related operations. Announcement of the grant was made by Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO of the Foundation. Carolyn Duncan Stern, president of the Diabetes Education and Research Center, said the funds would be used for continued operation of its education and advocate activities and other general program support.
The Diabetes Education and Research Center is a non-profit organization serving the needs of people living in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. It was established in 1967 to supplement the efforts of the Garfield G. Duncan Research Foundation. The goal of the Foundation was to improve the health of people with diabetes. It met that goal by partaking in clinical trial research and by establishing an on-site, accredited Diabetes Education Program. Today, the Diabetes Education and Research Center carries on the work of the Foundation by providing patients with contact information for companies, health professionals, and other individuals and organizations that deliver necessary products or services, and by providing resources and information through its online activities.
About The Philadelphia Foundation
One of America's oldest community foundations (founded in 1918), The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) is commited to improving the quality of life in the Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia). A foundation and a public charity, TPF connects philanthropic resources to societal needs. TPF manages assets of approximately $370 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. It distributes about $25 million annually to nearly 1,000 nonprofits as grants and scholarships, and promotes greater philanthropy and stronger nonprofits in service to community needs. To learn more visit www.philafound.org.