Carolyn Young, owner of Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services, has nearly 30 years of experience in her field. In addition to assisting people living in the Sacramento, California, region with their financial needs, Ms. Young enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, one of whom was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. In support of her grandchild, she donates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
The largest non-governmental funder of type 1 diabetes research, the JDRF organizes a number of programs to support research on juvenile diabetes, such as the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. Each year, US groups host more than 200 Walks, while more events take place internationally. JDRF organizers report that nearly 1 million people take part in the flagship fundraising event each year.
Through these worldwide events, the foundation has raised over $1 billion since 1992 to fund type 1 diabetes research. This milestone was reached through the support of both large and small donations and, of course, through the dedication of the walkers.