Hamilton Building Supply honors diabetes awareness month with a campaign to support Type 1 Diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Type 1 diabetes is an extremely rare and irreversible form of diabetes that affects approximately 1.5 million people in the United States, including 200,000 children under the age of 18.
“We sell building materials, but we work with people. Supporting a larger building materials goal is something we are very proud of,” said John Perna, president and co-owner of Hamilton Building Supply. attention to the individual strength and resilience needed by Type 1 Diabetics living with this disease.”
People with type 1 diabetes rely on regular insulin injections and constant daily blood sugar monitoring to survive. Medical features such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors are effective in helping Type 1 Diabetes manage the disease, but are painful to implement and expensive to purchase. Type 1 diabetes deals with more needles or injections in one day than the average person does in one year.
Hamilton Building Supply raises money for JDRF, the leading organization for advocating for T1D, by promoting their cause through social media, email and chats with customers, partners and employees. Hamilton Building Supply, LBM Journal Dealer of the Year for 2021, matched every dollar donated and raised a total of $33. 747 for understanding Type 1 Diabetes.” I’m amazed by the Hamilton Building Supply campaign and how far it reaches the community. This initiative inspires People with Type 1 Diabetes, educates local communities, and supports JDRF’s mission to improve lives every day,” said Amanda Vinciguerra, development coordinator at the JDRF Greater Delaware Valley Chapter.
Hamilton Building Supply ended the campaign by holding events at Killarneys Publick House, a popular bar and restaurant in Hamilton. Each patron has the opportunity to win prizes and enjoy live music with Jon Jacob, who is also the architectural sales manager for Hamilton Building Supply.” When I spoke to John about fundraising, I wanted to get my band involved to support the cause and help bring our community together for great night,” Jacob said.