- Wednesday, 02 March 2011
IcyBag Inc., a Connecticut based company, has joined JDRF in the fight against type 1 diabetes. The company will donate 20% of the sale of each IcyBag purchased by JDRF supporters to JDRF to support diabetes research.In addition, JDRF supports will receive free shipping of their purchase. The IcyBag is an insulated and chilled cosmetic and accessory bag which prevents heat sensitive health and beauty items from getting hot, sticky or melted. The bag contains a freezable gel pack which is placed inside the inner, water resistant storage pouch keeping the contents of the bag cool. Purchases can be made at http://shop.icybag.com/main.sc and supporters of JDRF can use the special promo code JDRF when ordering to ensure that 20% of their purchase is donated to JDRF. “I am so happy to support JDRF since a close friend of mine has had type 1 diabetes since she was a child. In fact, she was one of the first people to receive an IcyBag as I knew she could use it for her health supplies. Also, after receiving numerous emails and phone calls from customers telling me how much they appreciated having IcyBag to store the medications and health supplies, I decided I wanted to donate and support JDRF” said Kathy Cohen, owner and founder of IcyBag Inc.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects children, adolescents, and adults, in which the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone that enables people to convert food into energy. People with type 1 diabetes are dependant on insulin for life but insulin is not a cure and those with diabetes are at significant risk for a wide range of serious complications, including heart disease, blindness and kidney disease.
“We greatly appreciate IcyBag Inc. and their support of JDRF’s efforts to develop better treatments and ultimately a cure for diabetes through the funding of world class diabetes research.” said Sean McParland, Executive Director for JDRF San Diego. JDRF is currently funding $9.9 million of diabetes research in San Diego including research at The UCSD Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, The La Jolla Institute of Allergy & Immunology, The Salk Institute and the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, among others.
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $110 million in FY2010.
To learn more about JDRF, please visit www.jdrfsd.org or call 858-597-0240.
About IcyBag Inc.
IcyBag is committed to provide high-quality fashionable and affordable insulated bags for storing and protecting heat-sensitive health & beauty products.
IcyBag was founded in 1997 after a bride, Kathy Cohen, had the misfortune of her makeup melting on her wedding day. Since conventional coolers on the market were too big and bulky for smaller heat-sensitive items like makeup, medications, sun protection products and snacks, she decided to take matters into her own hands and create a compact and stylish cooler bag. Since its introduction IcyBag has enjoyed a steady flow of media exposure and rave reviews by top fashion and lifestyle magazines and national television shows. What we are most proud of is the positive feedback we’ve received from our satisfied customer.
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