Created by local Philly-area doctors Kenneth Einhorn M.D (Pinnacle ENT Associates) and Jeremy Jaffe M.D. (SEPA Pain Management), and Nancy Wolfson, all of whom are parents of children or have type 1 diabetes (T1D) themselves, Rockin’ Docs is an annual benefit concert to fundraise for research monies dedicated to finding a cure for T1D. To date, the physician-musician concert and raffle gala has raised over $400,000, with all proceeds going directly to the JDRF.
Formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the 50-year-old organization rebranded to JDRF to curb the misconception that T1D is solely a childhood disease, pointing to 85 percent of people living with it currently over 18. Though there is still much more to accomplish the way of finding a cure, funds raised through Rockin’ Docs has helped JDRF make giant leaps in advancements arenas such as artificial pancreas and encapsulation of transferred islet cells.
To find out more information or to purchase tickets to the 10th annual fundraiser, please visit www.rockindocs.org