Monday, July 07, 2008

JDRF

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:

Good friends Mr. & Mrs. Dell (of Dogwood Dell) are riding in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in August.

:: UPDATE :: Support them, and send some money to this worthwhile cause! Many thanks to blogger Mary Martha for pointing out that the JDRF supports embryonic stem cell research. (See this link: their support is unequivocal, and they are dismissive of adult stem cell research.) I wish I'd known this before I'd actually given some money. Note to self: always do some research on any charity you're donating to!

My friends have a niece that has juvenile diabetes, and I know of others with this disease. Research to help fight this disease is admirable and laudable. However, ends never justify the means, and if the JDRF is raising money to donate to stem-cell research that results in the destruction of human embryos, then I absolutely cannot support this.

2 comments:

Mary Martha said...

Before donating people might want to keep in mind that the JDRF funds embryonic stem cell research.

You can see this clearly stated on the JDRF website here http://tinyurl.com/5g4fvr

Gashwin said...

Oh geez! Thanks for pointing this out ... I've already given money, and I had no idea. I'll call them and register a protest at least.