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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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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