Larry and Suzanne Mackin, owners of Mackin’s Auto Body, have been loyal supporters of the JDRF Oregon/SW Washington Chapter for the better part of two decades. The Mackins have two daughters, Kristin and Ali, and four grandchildren. The couple's youngest daughter, Ali, was diagnosed with T1D in 1999 at the age of 14. Following Ali's diagnosis, Larry and Suzanne quickly immersed themselves in the JDRF community, and were honored at the “Roses for Parents Gala” in 2002. After their year as honorees, they stepped into the role of Gala Co-Chairs; a job that they have shown their steadfast commitment to for the past 14 years. We are honored to have them as our partners and we are grateful for their many contributions to the success of this event!
We're the stop at nothing type
JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults, and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this disease strengthens ours to end it by funding life-changing T1D research.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
Your participation in JDRF events ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. With your support, this research will continue to bring us closer to a world without T1D.
JDRF Oregon/SW Washington
7000 SW Hampton, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97223