Drive for Diabetes Awareness

501 (C) (3) non-profit


Listen to Heather Kuehl tell her story about diabetes and her late son, Rocco.



Listen to Jason share some of his story about Diabetes and Racing.


Jason Alder and the #77 Team actively support the mission of the Drive for Diabetes Awareness (DFDA) charity by donating 10% of all sponsorship dollars.



Why? Jason’s big sister Jessica, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just 2½ years old. Diabetes has been a major part of the Alder family for over 20 years. Their hope is that one day there will be a cure for Jessica and everyone else who struggle with T1D everyday.  Jason and the Alder family estimate that they have raised well over $275,000 for diabetes research and awareness since Jessica was diagnosed.

Knowing the amazing work that DFDA does, Jason wanted to get involved! And, we need your help too. DFDA is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit whose mission is to create public awareness for diabetes screening, particularly of young children, and to distribute information by pamphlets and similar communications at sporting events.  DFDA seeks to inform the public about the symptoms of diabetes, the dangers of untreated diabetes and provides support for those dealing with a diagnosis.

“Education is knowledge, and knowledge is the power to help save lives.”

“Check don’t guess! It may not be the flu!”

Familiarize yourself with the early WARNING signs of diabetes: Extreme Thirst, Frequent Urination, Heavy Labored Breathing, Sudden Weight Loss, Confusion, Vomiting, Sudden Vision Changes, Drowsiness, Lethargy, Fruity Breath, Unconsciousness and Increased Appetite.