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14-Year-Old from Vancouver to Represent Canada at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress
By JDRF Canada
May 6, 2015

Jack, 14 of Vancouver, has big plans for this summer. He has been selected by JDRF to join 160 other children from around the world in Washington, D.C., to remind U.S. Members of Congress of the vital need to continue supporting research that aims to reduce the burden they all share of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), until a cure is found.

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Tags: Children’s Congress, advocacy, type 1 diabetes, advocates, Washington D.C
40 Kids and Country Superstar George Canyon Step up to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
By JDRF Canada
November 25, 2014

40 Kids and Country Superstar George Canyon Step up to Cure Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
JDRF Ambassadors head to Parliament Hill to discuss the importance of funding research

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Tags: Canadian Post-doctoral Fellowships, Research, Lilly Canada, JDRF, T1D
JDRF Supporters Gear Up for the Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon
By JDRF Canada
May 29, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the fourth annual Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is taking place throughout the streets of Barrie and along scenic Lake SimcoeJDRF is once again honoured to be one of the six featured charities in this year’s event.

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Tags: JDRF, Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, Patrick Brown, T1D, exercise
JDRF Applauds the Government of British Columbia for extending coverage of the insulin pump program to British Columbians living with type 1 diabetes
By JDRF Canada
March 12, 2014

JDRF applauds the Government of British Columbia for extending coverage of the insulin pump program for eligible British Columbians aged 19 to 25 years old. Currently, British Columbia covers the costs of insulin pumps to anyone 18 years and younger who are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Tags: British Columbia, Insulin Pump Program, Insulin Pump Coverage, T1D
JDRF Youth Ambassador Presents MP Patrick Brown with a Hero Medallion
By JDRF Canada
December 23, 2013

TORONTO (December 23, 2013) – Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament for Barrie and Chair of the All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus on Parliament Hill, is a devoted advocate of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and longstanding supporter of JDRF. An Appreciation Luncheon was held in Barrie on December 17, 2013 to commend Patrick for his continuous support.??

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