JDRF, a type 1 diabetes research and advocacy organization is celebrating a thirty year partnership with Tops Friendly Markets.

The decades-long collaboration was marked by honoring local leaders who raise awareness for type 1 diabetes.

USOA Mrs. Pennsylvania, Carly Brigaman made a visit to Tops Friendly Markets for the occasion.  She was honored for her work helping the diabetes community.

Brigaman's "Got Insulin" project helps make insulin accessible and affordable to all who may need it.

She started the initiative in honor of her nephew who has type 1 diabetes.

USOA Mrs. Pennsylvania made stops to five Tops Friendly Markets locations in Erie and Crawford Counties on Sunday.