2012-13 was a landmark year for the DIA Philanthropy Grant Program. A record-breaking 62 eligible applications were received. The Philanthropy Committee had a very difficult task of selecting winners to receive the limited funding. It was not an easy choice, as each and every application showed compassion for patients and a determination to improve quality of life. On behalf of Chairman Tatsuo Kurokawa and the DIA Philanthropy Committee, we are proud to announce the recipients of the 2012-13 Philanthropy Program Grants:
- Rare Genomics Institute, Derwood, Maryland, USA
- Arthritis Foundation, Northeast Region, Inc., New York, New York, USA
- Fundacion Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argentina
We would also like to announce that, upon the awarding of this year’s funding, the DIA Philanthropy Grant Program will sunset in its current form and will be transformed to provide direct support to DIA’s Patient Advocate Fellowship Program. The DIA Philanthropy Committee will be dissolved. Please see the February 2013 Global Forum for details.