Jonas Brothers Help Raise $250,000 for Diabetes

The Jonas Brothers have been working hard to spread awareness of the disease because the youngest sibling, Nick, has been living with type 1 for many years.

| May 22, 2010

Grammy-award-nominated teen pop sensations the Jonas Brothers helped raise more than $250,000 at the annual "Rock For Diabetes" benefit on May 16, held at the home of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. More than 200 people attended this year's benefit, which raised funds for the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

The Jonas Brother performed a special live show just for the attendees.. "It was thrilling to see the smiles on the children's faces as the Jonas Brothers sang and when Nick talked about his own diabetes," said Francine Kaufman, MD, of Children's Hospital in a Business Wire release. "Nick's willingness to be so public has made people around the world feel differently about diabetes."

The Jonas Brothers have been working hard to spread awareness of the disease because the youngest sibling, Nick, has been living with type 1 for many years. Nick said that when he learned that he had the disease, there was no famous face he could feel connected with. He hopes that he can fulfill that role for fans who find themselves in his shoes. "My advice is that it's OK to rely on other people and be positive, because it will be OK," he said.

To achieve their goal of spreading awareness of diabetes, the Jonas Brothers have performed at other benefits, as well as starting their own foundation, the Change for the Children Foundation, which supports programs that motivate and inspire children who face adversity. Diabetes was the inspiration for the title track of their second album, the 2008 smash hit A Little Bit Longer. The song was written by Nick at age 15 when he had a day when his sugar was out of range.  "And it was because I had this strong inspiration. A lot of people have told me it's inspiring," he said.

As for this latest fundraising effort, the $250,000 raised the other night will help the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which was founded in 1901 and is one of the nation's leading children's hospitals,  acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health.

* * *



MTV News

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Adolescent Boys, Adolescent Girls, Diabetes, Diabetes, Kids & Teens, Nick Jonas, Personal Stories, Research, Type 1 Issues

Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...

Username: Password:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.