Pella Corp. earned the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s World Achievement Award, presented by the Greater Iowa/South Dakota JDRF Chapter, recognizing the company’s leadership in helping others.
Pella Corporation President and CEO Mel Haught said that Pella team members raised $161,000 in their sixth official year of support for the cause. “Clearly, we’re very thankful for the leadership shown by Pella Corporation team members in the United States and Canada who together with their friends, families and communities have collectively raised more than $1.6 million for diabetes research over the years,” Haught said.
Haught credits the fundraising success to the dedication of individuals committed to helping find a cure for diabetes. “When it comes to using resources responsibly, JDRF is one of the most efficient charities and Pella Corporation is proud to help support their important cause,” Haught said.
Through JDRF, volunteers raise money for research to help find a cure for the disease which affects more than 20 million Americans. Although juvenile diabetics rely on insulin to survive, it is not a cure. Over time, diabetes takes its toll on virtually every organ in the body. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation gives more money directly to diabetes research than any other private health agency in the world.