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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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JDRF as the Charity of Choice for Barrie Member of Parliament at the 2013 NYC Marathon
By JDRF Canada
October 31, 2013

TORONTO, ON (October 31, 2013) - Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament for Barrie, Ontario and Chair of the All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus on Parliament Hill, will be participating in the New York City Marathon to create awareness for type 1 diabetes and raise vital funds that will help support world class research to accelerate progress for the management, care and cure of T1D.

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Run or Walk in Support of JDRF Canada at the Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon
By JDRF Canada
June 14, 2013

TORONTO (June 14, 2013) – On Sunday, June 16, 2013, the third annual Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is taking place throughout the streets of Barrie and along scenic Lake Simcoe. New for 2013 is the partnership with JDRF, where runners and walkers can select to raise funds for programming in the Simcoe County Area.

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Tags: Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, JDRF, fundraising, walkers, runners, walk, run
JDRF Canada Responds to Chapter 5 of the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada: Promoting Diabetes Prevention and Control
By JDRF Canada
May 2, 2013

TORONTO (May 2, 2013) – JDRF Canada welcomes the recommendations brought forward in Chapter 5 of the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada:  Promoting Diabetes Prevention and Control.  This report can alternatively help change the face of diabetes in Canada.

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Tags: JDRF Canada, Auditor General of Canada
JDRF Canada to Send Delegate to Washington, D.C. for JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress
By JDRF Canada
April 24, 2013

TORONTO (April 24, 2013) – Megan Beamish, age 14, will represent Canada as one of six delegates from around the world selected to attend the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C., United States, from July 8 to 10, 2013. Megan, selected by JDRF’s Canadian affiliate, will join 150 delegates from all over the United States to convey a clear message to the U.S. government that type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a global problem requiring a united effort.

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Tags: JDRF Canada, type 1 diabetes, T1D, Children’s Congress, Washington