California self-storage operator A-1 Self Storage donated money to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly. It’s treated by multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump to maintain their health. Due to the unexpected and life-altering occurrence of type 1 diabetes, JDRF has established six unique ways to provide support:
- A family network for community
- Newly diagnosed support
- Coordinates Diabuddies, a program that’s child-centered and peer-focused
- Parent Coffees, a forum event for encouragement, growth and further support
- Online support for those affected and unable to interact through other programs
- Research, seeking a cure and sharing the results to benefit affected children
“The alarming rate of increased diabetes in our youth motivates us as a part of our San Diego community to work together and provide healthy options and quality care for San Diego kids,” said Brian Caster, president and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. “Juvenile Diabetes Foundation strives daily to find a cure and educate our community on how to support your child’s health. It’s with great pleasure that we support their admirable work.”
A-1 Self Storage has 16 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in South California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.