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New Horizons Island Raises Diabetes Awareness with JDRF

Animal Crossing: New Horizons and JDRF are teaming up to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes by creating an island reflecting the experiences of T1D.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons and JDRF are teaming up to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes. The JDRF organization funds research and advocates for people with type 1 diabetes and has created an island in New Horizons which reflects the experiences of those living with the condition.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows players to create their own islands as well as clothing and furniture designs, and fans have used this creative control to produce an incredible amount of fan content. Players also interact with various lovable characters that they can invite to live on their island. In New Horizonswhich is widely regarded as the best animal crossing game, fans can also share these creations by sharing Dream Address codes to allow other players to “dream” and visit their islands.

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The JDRF Game2Give program created by JDRF is teaming up with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Insulet Company (which created the Omnipod insulin pump) to create Omnipod Bay – an island that displays the realities of those living with type 1 diabetes. On the island, players can explore, solve a maze, and sing at a concert. Omnipod Bay also features a hidden code that will reward players with a secret prize once solved. There’s also clothing to be won, including outfits with insulin pumps and diabetes bags included, as well as pieces featuring multiple advocacy groups.



Animal Crossing: New Horizons is known for its mostly wholesome and creative community (even with the creation of an evil lair used to end a hated animal crossing NPC) and with the appearance of Omnipod Bay, players can now come together and learn more about type 1 diabetes. The island also allows people living with the condition to wear clothing inspired by what they wear outside of the game. Omnipod Bay can be accessed by sleeping in the game and entering the Dream Code DA-9645-5879-6910. On launch day, Twitch streamers involved in the community hosted a charity broadcast, and JDRF invites others to host Omnipod Bay-themed charity streams to raise $15,000 for type 1 diabetes awareness. It is essential that the condition be represented and JDRF Game2Give strives to provide this representation in video games.


it is not the first time ACNH defended and raised awareness of a cause. In 2020, a clothing set promoting LGBTQ suicide prevention was added when New Horizons teams up with The Trevor Project. the Animal Crossing: New Horizons The community strives to be inclusive and it shows in the family game and its cooperation with advocacy groups.

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Source: JDRF

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