Bag of Hope

JDRF’sBag of Hope program is a freeresourcewhich provides information and support to families with children whoare newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (within the last 3 months). The Bag of Hope isfilled with relevant diabetes education materials, some intended to communicate directly with the child and some geared toward the adult caregiver(s), including (but not limited to): Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes, Rufus Comes Home book, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes, other reference books, a DVD, and an Accu-Chek® Aviva Compact Blood Meter.

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, it affects more than just the patient – diabetes is a disease that involves the whole family.The Bag of Hope is completely free of charge and available only from JDRF. If you live inthe Central Virginia area and would like a Bag of Hope sent to you please clickbelow onthe request form. If you live outside ofthe Central Virginia area and would like a Bag of Hope, please contact your local chapter of JDRF. Your Bag of Hope will be on its way!

For more information or to request a Bag of Hope please contact the Chapter office at or 804-254-8014