Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]
Brian McIntosh is the kind of good-natured person who is often heard saying, “What needs to be done? Just tell me.” Driven by the JDRF mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), he is always the first one to step in when help is needed. He motivates others by demonstrating the value of service to his community.
There is no harder working retiree in southeast Michigan than JDRF volunteer Marvin Daitch. Marvin was introduced to type 1 diabetes nearly 20 years ago, an event that would map a new course for his life, and even become a calling.
Michelle Crouse, of the JDRF Alabama Chapter, has been a caring volunteer, a dedicated advocate, and, quite literally, the calm in a storm. Now her 13-year-old son Cameron, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age two, is taking up the family tradition with his own volunteer and advocacy work.
Linda Wright has been a teacher, a salesperson and manager in a marketing company, and now a chef and the owner of her own catering business. She says, “Volunteering with JDRF incorporates all those professions.”
By Cindy Proctor, JDRF blogger Alpha Gamma Delta recently held its annual SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE competition with the proceeds benefiting the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which focuses on Juvenile Diabetes research. The VCU sorority has sponsored this competition for 6 years and clearly the event has a reputation for a lively evening replete […]
A clinical study published in PNAS provides further proof-of-concept that beta cell encapsulation holds real promise for making islet implantation a viable therapy for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
We are happy to announce the return of the Discover 2% matching program. Discover will match 2% of all donations made to JDRF using a Discover Card from now through January 31, 2014. Over the past 14 years, Discover has been a valued supporter of JDRF. Please remember to use your Discover Card when making […]
When Kevin Wehrenberg became concerned about the media’s portrayal of type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he contacted the Los Angeles Chapter, wanting to discuss the issue. The chapter’s executive director was impressed and soon asked Kevin to join the local Board.
NPR has published an article about our Central VA Delegates Bridgette Schutt, 6, and Kamryn Anderson, 12, who went to the 2013 JDRF Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. It was an exciting trip for them and a valuable experience for all who participated. To read about the 2013 JDRF Children’s Congress and our delegates, please click here: