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 quality entertainment, live and silent auction, local celebrity, and fine dining.

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. 

Mark your calendars for the 2016 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes in your area:

Calmar, Sunday, May 15, 2016
Yellowknife, Sunday, May 15, 2016 
Grande Prairie, Sunday, May 29, 2016
St. Albert, Sunday, June 5, 2016 
Edmonton, Sunday. June 12, 2016
Red Deer, Sunday, June 12, 2016
Westlock, Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  For more information contact Katie or visit www.jdrf.ca/walk 


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JDRF's Ride is back and better than ever with a fresh new look and new ways to participate. The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes presented by Sun Life Financial launched on May 4, 2016!


The JDRF Revolution Ride will be comprised of five participation types:

Ride10: Team Up - a team of five; each participant rides for seven minutes.

Ride60*: Go Further - an individual 60 minute challenge where distance is measured (register now as space is limited!)

Ride100**: Go the Distance - an individual 100km endurance challenge where time is measured (register now as space is limited!)

vRide: Ride anywhere - Ride where you want when you want.

iRide: Ride international- choose from seven rides that take place in the USA.
We are pleased to announce and thank our new event partners. The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes is proudly presented by Sun Life Financial and nationally sponsored by Abbott Canada.

Show your resolve to revolve and join the Revolution today!

*Ride60 is available at select locations.

**Ride100 is available at the select locations.

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

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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 JDRF at Edmonton@jdrf.ca or call (780) 428-0343.

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 February 24, 2 year old JDRF Ambassador Liam, personally thanked BTACF President, Warren Fraleigh by trying to corral the multitude of Fund a Cure bears that were on display. 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 type 1 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 the team at Parkwood Master Builder join us for the June 12th Walk and other upcoming events.

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We always need help! If you are interested in volunteering with JDRF, please contact our office 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

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

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

Katie Engelland - Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator - kengelland@jdrf.ca

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

Thia Anthony– Fundraising & Development Assistant - tanthony@jdrf.ca

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

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