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New Charitable Foundation Launched to Award Grants to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations

SAN DIEGO, August 12, 2016 – Today, employees with a drive and enthusiasm to do more beyond their jobs to help the diabetes community announce the formation of the Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation, a nonprofit organization separate from Dexcom, Inc.  Dexcom employee contributions and fundraising efforts will support grants of $10,000 to $50,000 to advance the missions and purposes of tax-exempt organizations that provide services and programs to people living with diabetes and their caregivers.

 

“It is empowering to be part of an organization where employees are emotionally charged by the work they do day to day and who want to give more of themselves to help others,” explained Claudia Graham, SVP of Global Access at Dexcom who serves as chair of the newly formed foundation and has type 1 diabetes.  “This Foundation, created by Dexcom employees, will allow us, many of whom are personally affected by the cause, to support others in the diabetes community who share our commitment to patient education and engagement.”

 

Grant applications for the current award program will be accepted August 22, 2016 through September 28, 2016. The grants will be awarded during American Diabetes Month, in November 2016, with the goal of helping people with diabetes – as well as their caregivers – better understand their medical condition, manage their diabetes more effectively, and live healthier lifestyles.

 

Applications should include background on the grant-seeking organization; the program, project or purpose for which the funding is being sought; and expected results and outcomes. Awards will be granted to projects deemed to produce the greatest and most sustained benefits to the health and quality of life of people living with diabetes in the United States. For more information, or to send proposals, contact to Dr. John F. Gallagher at drjohnfgallagher@gmail.com.

 

About The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation:  A Dexcom Employees Foundation

The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation works to support the missions and purposes of tax-exempt organizations that provide services and programs to people living with diabetes and their caregivers in the United States.  Run by its own Board of Directors, comprising Dexcom employees and external participants, the Foundation will provide monetary grants to organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)3 Public Charities so that these organizations can assist people living with diabetes – as well as their caregivers – to better understand their medical condition, to manage their diabetes more effectively, and to live healthier lifestyles.

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