Akibene Scholarship Program
DV Medical Supply is a supplier of quality wholesale medical products and pharmaceuticals with headquarters in Gardena, California. Outside its everyday operations, DV Medical Supply supports ChildFund, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the protection of children’s wellbeing nationally and internationally. ChildFund initiatives include the Akibene Scholarship Program.
Seeking to remove the financial barriers to pursuing an education, the Akibene Scholarship Program benefits Gambian and Indonesian youth forced to drop out of high school due to financial strain. Scholarships cover a variety of educational expenses, ranging from tuition and school fees to books and materials. They also help students pay for housing and transportation to higher-level institutions. In addition, it grants students the necessary tools and skills to support their families and inspire others to use education as a pathway to success.
More than $11,000 in donations have been raised for the scholarship program since its launch. The program maintains a fundraising goal of $30,000.
Established in 1978, DV Medical Supply has consistently supplied the medical profession with cost-effective medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical equipment. Big on corporate social responsibility, DV Medical Supply supports Child Fund.
Child Fund is an organization that is focused on protecting children all over the world from physical or emotional abuse, neglect, sexual violence, and exploitation.
The organization’s approach to child protection sees children and the environment as a set of rings with children at the very center. The first ring represents the family of the child, the second ring symbolizes the surrounding community, the third ring stands for local institutions, the fourth ring denotes national institutions, and finally the last ring represents international institutions. All of these play a fundamental role in keeping children safe and protected.
With a firm belief that each environmental support, or ring, strengthens the other, Child Fund targets each of these institutions, advocating for the protection of children. The organization helps children understand their rights and the law, empowering them so they are their own advocates. Child Fund then strengthens families through social and economic programs aimed at building stability.
Child Fund entrenches child protection in communities through supporting child protection committees, and educating mothers and teachers on how to make use of local institutions tasked with preventing child abuse.
Child Fund works with leaders at the national level, advocating for children’s interests as enshrined in international treaties while at the same time supporting international policy changes aimed at protecting children.
JDRF, Artificial Pancreas
Based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply provides prompt and cost effective medical and surgical supplies to health providers. Playing a part in disease research, DV Medical Supply supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
For patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), managing the disease is difficult because their bodies defy all efforts to maintain normal levels of blood sugar.
Today, researchers are working hard to develop Artificial Pancreas (AP) systems that automate blood sugar control, reducing the risks associated with T1D while improving the lives of patients. These AP systems will track the body’s glucose levels round the clock, automatically providing the right doses of insulin and other essential blood sugar hormones when necessary.
In 2006, JDRF established the Artificial Pancreas Project to support advancements in AP technology, insulin pumps, and round-the-clock glucose monitors.
Thanks in part to JDRF’s efforts, AP systems monitoring blood glucose and automatically restricting insulin delivery to prevent low blood sugar are manufactured for the mass market. Early AP systems that predict blood sugar trends are also set to hit the market in the near future.
JDRF One Walk Los Angeles
Since 1978, DV Medical Supply has provided a vast selection of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and surgical tools to clients throughout the health-care sector. Based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply is a dedicated supporter of both local and global nonprofit efforts, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
JDRF is an international nonprofit dedicated to advancing research into Type 1 diabetes (T1D). At present, there are no known cures or preventative methods for T1D, and JDRF leverages the support of both the scientific and philanthropic communities to seek a solution to this widespread health crisis.
One of JDRF’s primary fundraising initiatives is One Walk, which brings together people impacted by T1D for a day of hope and solidarity. Each year, over 900,000 supporters take part to raise awareness and funding for T1D research, working as teams to raise money for the cause.
JDRF will hold its Los Angeles One Walk on October 30, 2016, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. With over $90,000 pledged for the event, the 5K walk is poised to make a significant impact on the JDRF mission.