DrugDev Invites Pharmaceutical Companies to Support “George’s RunforType1” 100km (62 miles) on 30 September in London to End Type 1 Diabetes in Children

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Join webinar to hear from UK playwright and George’s father, Simon Vinnicombe, as he prepares to run a one-day 100km fundraiser for technology and medical developments toward a cure.

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We need to raise funds so heroic organizations like JDRF can continue to research new solutions to end Type 1 diabetes once and for all.

Clinical operations technology innovator DrugDev is joining forces with award-winning UK playwright and author Simon Vinnicombe and the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF to raise funds and awareness and help cure Type 1 diabetes. DrugDev is inviting pharmaceutical companies to sponsor and participate in two September events:

  • Case Study: Fighting Type 1 Diabetes – George’s Story – an inspirational webinar on 13 September about Simon’s son George’s battle with Type 1 and progress in finding a cure
  • “George’s RunforType1” – a 100km Simon will run in London 30 September (six years to the day after George was diagnosed) to raise funds for Type 1 research.

Join in the efforts to fund research for Type 1 diabetes by supporting George's RunforType1 and the webinar with your corporate sponsorship, or for individual donations visit George’s RunforType1.

Who is George Vinnicombe? Watch a heartwarming video of Simon and his son to learn why this topic is so important to families worldwide. Then read below for details on how to get involved.

(Webinar) Case Study: Fighting Type 1 Diabetes – George’s Story
Date: 13 September 2017
Time: 10:00-10:45 am ET
Register here
The webinar is complimentary

According to JDRF over 400,000 people in the UK have Type 1 diabetes, and more than 29,000 are children. In this webinar hosted by DrugDev, you’ll learn about:

  • The impact of Type 1 diabetes on one family and the incredible diligence required in caring for an insulin-sensitive Type 1 child
  • Developments in technology and medicine in the six years since George’s diagnosis and the journey towards a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes

George was six months old when he was sent to Accident and Emergency with a chest infection. Simon Vinnicombe will discuss the developments in technology and medicine in the six years since George’s diagnosis and the journey towards a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes. Join us for the story of a remarkable and courageous young boy who taught his family to never give up, and reminds all of us in the pharma and biotech world why we do what we do.

George’s RunForType1 100km
Date: 30 September 2017
Time: 5:30am BST to 4pm BST
Location: Ham Gate Avenue, Richmond Park, London TW105

“For George and everyone suffering from Type 1 diabetes, I’m asking for your help,” explained Simon Vinnicombe. “I’m going to run 100km in a day – the equivalent of 62 miles – something way beyond my limits. It will almost certainly break me, both physically and emotionally, but I won’t give up. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting. It’s a daily battle of endurance caring for a child with Type 1 diabetes, and I hope people will get a glimpse of just how much a cure would mean to me and thousands of parents and children the world over.”

Vinnicombe continued, “I also believe that a cure is close. I am utterly sure that brilliant people are doing brilliant work which will eventually end this condition. But they need the money for research. I’m asking you to support George and all children with Type 1 diabetes, and together we can bring that cure a step closer.”

“On a personal as well as professional level, I could not be more humbled and proud to support Simon in this tremendous endeavor to raise funds and awareness in support of children around the world like George who are suffering with Type 1 Diabetes,” said Ibs Mahmood, DrugDev President and CEO. “Awareness is great, but we need to raise funds so heroic organizations such as JDRF can continue to research new solutions to end this terrible disease once and for all. Any amount is welcome from individuals, and we have developed some exciting sponsorship opportunities for pharmaceutical companies. I am honored to have known Simon for many years, and I am certain he will do the impossible and succeed in this 100km run using his son George’s courage as inspiration to keep running forward.”

About DrugDev
DrugDev, a QuintilesIMS company, helps the world do more trials through industry-wide collaboration, standardization and a beautiful technology experience. DrugDev Spark™, the unified clinical operations suite, is comprised of proven solutions used by 85 sponsors and CROs on nearly 2,000 clinical trials to transform the quality and efficiency of clinical trials from startup through closeout. DrugDev Spark is powered by the DrugDev Golden Number, the award-winning universal identifier for global site facilities and investigators used by TransCelerate and the Investigator Databank. Learn why 9 of the top 10 sponsors and 4 of the top 5 CROs trust DrugDev by scheduling a demo of DrugDev Spark at drugdev.com.

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