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JDRF Builds Creative Fundraising Campaign

With the economy in a constant state of flux, JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) has come up with an innovative way to raise money for their cause. BedBrock Developers  and its Owner, Richard Brock has offered to donate at least $250,000 from the sale of a $3,350,000 home to be built in Paradise Valley, AZ. In addition, any funds raised beyond the $3.4M will be donated to JDRF. On top of this profoundly generous donation, Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties, as the listing brokerage, will make a sizeable donation in 2013. Total donation could exceed $280,000.

The French villa inspired home, designed by Carson Poetzl Inc., will be called “Matt’s House”, named after Richard Brock’s son, who currently lives among the 3 million Americans with Type 1 Diabetes and is the inspiration in structuring such a unique opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing research.

The 6,400 sq. ft. home will sit on a 1.06 acre lot and feature 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5 car garage, an office, pool and spa.

“As the father of a diabetic son, I understand the challenges that families face and sincerely hope that the involvement of BedBrock Developers can make a difference in advancing research.” says Richard Brock. He continues, “that house will always have special meaning to me.”

“We are so thankful to the Brock Family for making this generous commitment to JDRF,” said Cindy Adams, Executive Director.  “The funds raised from the sale of “Matt’s House” will help us make significant progress towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.”

You may view a letter here written by Matt Brock to the future home owner.


Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Offer Fundraising Challenge

Rarely does an opportunity arise for one family to help transform the lives of so many. That time is now as The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation  has teamed up with JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) to offer a $500,000 matching grant. The goal and challenge is for the community to match the Parsons and have a $1,000,000 Fund-A-Cure, which means one hundred percent of the million dollars goes directly to JDRF encapsulation research. The match represents a powerful way for JDRF to significantly speed progress in its research.

Beta cell encapsulation represents advances that could become the foundation for a new approach to treating and ultimately curing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Encapsulated cell therapy has the potential to virtually eliminate the relentless daily management burden for those living with T1D.

JDRF believes that the development of their Encapsulation Consortium will re-energize the field, spur innovation and continue advancements toward clinical testing.

“We like to say our foundation ‘deals in hope,’” said Bob Parsons, who, together with his wife Renee, founded The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. “We help organizations that can truly make a difference and JDRF’s cutting-edge research is going to have a significant impact with the work going on right now to cure Type 1 Diabetes. By matching contributions, we hope others will be inspired to step up and give just a little bit more.”

“We are so grateful for the generous support of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation” said Cindy Adams, Executive Director. She adds, “This gift provides a significant leap forward in fulfilling our goal of raising $1 million in ONE night for research that will lead us to a cure for type 1 diabetes.”