Granite Telecommunications Donates $10,000 to JDRF Illinois at TBI Big Event

The annual TBI Big Event was held in Chicago at the historic Soldier Field on May 9th, bringing together some of the largest vendors and most knowledgeable industry experts in the channel.

At the event kick-off, Granite Telecommunications, a $1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, presented a ceremonial check to JDRF representatives and announced a $10,000 donation to JDRF to fund diabetes research.

“TBI gives a platform and voice to organizations like JDRF to promote their initiatives, drive awareness and secure the donations they need to continue their life-changing research,” said Mike Onystok, Sr. Vice President of TBI and JDRF board member. “We are grateful to our friends at Granite for placing a priority on giving back and making a substantial contribution in support of JDRF’s mission.”JDRF at TBI big event

JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and a philanthropic sponsor of TBI’s BIG Event. JDRF’s vision is for a world without T1D and its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To date JDRF has funded more than $2 billion in research.

Speaking on behalf of JDRF was Mike Howe, a high school student who speaks around Chicagoland about Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Howe told the story of his diagnosis and emphasized the importance of funding T1D research.

“We’re pleased to join TBI in supporting JDRF’s life-changing treatments and therapies for people living with Type 1 diabetes,” said Brad Dupee, head of channel development at Granite. “Their good work is helping millions every day, and we’re happy to play a small part in their efforts to find a cure.”

Every dollar that JDRF puts toward T1D research comes from donors like TBI and Granite. Join TBI and Granite, donate to JDRF today.




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