Edmonton (incl. NT)


17312 - 107 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5S 1E9
Tel: 780-428-0343
Toll-Free: 1-855-428-0343
Fax: 780-428-0348

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The 25th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala is a high energy, premiere celebration; complete with live and silent auction, local celebrity, and fine dining. Our entertainment this year will be provided by local comedian Andrew Grose.

Enjoy a night out on the town while supporting a wonderful cause!

Gala 2015 Photos

For more information, about sponsorship or tickets, please contact
Cheryl at cvickers@jdrf.ca.

The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is an annual celebration of the hope of, one day, living in a world free from insulin injections, finger pokes, and the constant threat of developing complications. It raises awareness of T1D, as well as critical funds for research to better treat, prevent, and ultimately cure this disease. 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has particpated, raised awareness and funds for a TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. This year you have helped to raise over $370,000 in North Central Alberta and NWT Region.

Way to Go Teams!

You can submit funds both online at www.jdrf.ca/walk and hand in cash/cheque pledges in person or by mail until December 1, 2016.

It is not too late to sign up for a TELUS Walk for 2016!

We still have1 TELUS Walk comming up this fall that you can create a team and fundraise for:

  For more information contact the Edmonton office or visit www.jdrf.ca/walk 


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Thank you!

Thank you to all of the riders, donors, and sponsors of the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes presented by Sun Life Financial and sponsored by Abbott Canada that took place on September 23, 2016! This year our goal is $235,000 and thanks to your help we are one step closer to reaching it!

Remember, it is not too late to continue fundraising

and submit your funds!

You can submit funds both online at www.jdrf.ca/revolution and hand in cash/cheque pledges in person or by mail until December 1, 2016.


For more information contact Karen or visit www.jdrf.ca/revolution

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Upcoming Local Events:

Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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Community Engagement and Newly Diagnosed

Bag of Hope

JDRF’s Bag of Hope program is a free resource which provides information and support to families with children who are newly diagnosed with T1D.

Coffee Support Group

Connect over coffee with other T1D parents at coffee shops around the city every third Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. If you are interested please contact the JDRF office at Edmonton@jdrf.ca or see the events listing on the JDRF Edmonton Facebook page.

The Family Network of Volunteers

When a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a traumatic and stressful time. Fear, sadness, anger, and confusion about how to manage the disease can leave families feeling alone and overwhelmed.

Through the Family Network of Volunteers, families and individuals touched by diabetes can paired with a trained mentor – someone who has “been there” and experienced the challenges of being newly diagnosed. Family Network volunteers can provide information about diabetes resources, educate families about what they can do to help find a cure, and lend a willing ear. Our Family Network is free of charge and membership never expires!

Apply For a Mentor

Please note: our team can only share their personal experiences with you. We are not healthcare professionals and are unable to provide medical advice. The information provided by our team is not intended to take the place of medical advice, for which you should consult your doctor or other healthcare professionals.

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Community Partnerships

The members of Building Trades of Alberta are T1D Heroes.  With their ongoing support of the JDRF, Fund a Cure program via the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation, the members continue to accelerate research towards a cure. At a cheque presentation on October 18th, two year old JDRF Ambassador Liam, his mother Samantha & Cheryl Vickers, Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator personally thanked BTACF Foundation Coordinator, Catherine Lunn for their $25,000 donation. We are grateful for their years of support and anticipate a day when these efforts will result in our research benefiting all people living with diabetes and other immune related conditions.

We are pleased to announce Parkwood Master Builder as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2016 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes in Edmonton. As part of their ongoing commitment to building a great community to match their quality homes, each year, Parkwood Master Builder, constructs a “Benefit House”. The proceeds from the sale of this house are directed to support organizations that help to improve the lives of people in the region. Parkwood Master Builder has supported JDRF since 2011 through the Fund a Cure Program at our Denim and Diamonds Gala. We are excited to have had the team at Parkwood Master Builder join us for the June 12th TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes and as the title sponsor for Parkwood Master Builder's Meet a Machine event on August 28, 2016.

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Denim & Diamonds Committee:

We're looking for passionate, caring, corporately connected individuals to join our Gala Committee to help us sell tables.

Gala Committee members meet once a month over the lunch hour to conceptualize ways to make the Denim & Diamonds Gala bigger and better every year! They share the excitement of the Gala and news about JDRF with their colleagues and contacts to help grow the event.

This is definitely the year to get involved as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Denim & Diamonds Gala! Contact Cheryl at cvickers@jdrf.ca for more information on how to join this great team of volunteers!

We always need help! If you are interested in volunteering with JDRF, please contact our office at edmonton@jdrf.ca or 780-428-0343.

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ADESA Auctions

For more information about donating your vehicle to JDRF call 780-428-0343, 1-855-428-0343, or email edmonton@jdrf.ca.

Memorials and Tributes Program

Honour someone you love or remember someone you miss by supporting the vital research needed to find a cure for T1D and its complications.

For more information, please contact edmonton@jdrf.ca or 780-428-0343.

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Third Party Events

Plan or Join a Community Event, Personal Campaign or Challenge Event

A third party fundraiser is a fundraising event for JDRF organized independently by an outside (third) party. If you wish to host a third party fundraiser in support of JDRF, or are interested in more information, please contact Karen Zabinski at 780-428-0343 or kzabinski@jdrf.ca

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JDRF Staff

Dorothy Ross – Acting Regional Manager – dross@jdrf.ca

Cheryl Vickers – Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator – cvickers@jdrf.ca

Karen Zabinski – Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator – kzabinski@jdrf.ca

Melissa Zimmermann - Central Alberta, Fundraising & Development Coordinator - mzimmermann@jdrf.ca

Teresa Trovato - Event Logistics Coordinator - ttrovato@jdrf.ca

Jenelle McCaw - Fundraising & Development Assistant - jmccaw@jdrf.ca

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