The PADRE Foundation was founded in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization designed to support the needs of Southern California children and adolescents who have diabetes, and their families, through a program of diabetes health EDUCATION, support groups and events. It was founded by a group of parents who recognized the need in Orange County, California for education, resources and support for families who have children with diabetes.
Today, PADRE serves more than 2,400 pediatric patients annually throughout the greater Southern California area. As an independent non-profit organization, PADRE is dedicated to serving the community through its free diabetes self-care and SUPPORT programs. These programs are designed to improve diabetes self-management which positively affects the health outcomes of youth participants, and teaches valuable coping skills which ultimately strengthen the family function.
Most of us on the board have either a son or daughter living with Type 1 Diabetes and we know first hand what a positive impact PADRE has in the lives of our children and their families. Although PADRE has reached many families, we know there are many more out there that need this AMAZING organization.
We invite you to take the time to meet some of the members of our PADRE family in the following pages to see how much your monetary support means to us.
Sincerely, PADRE Board of Directors