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Table of Contents
- Outreach and Newly Diagnosed
- 2013 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
- 2012 Ride for Diabetes Research
- Donate Now
"What Is Diabetes" Video
The “What is Diabetes” video was made possible through the generous funding of Ronald McDonald’s Charities and the dedication and commitment of those who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on a daily basis. This is a great tool to share with family members, caregivers, coaches, classmates, teachers, and schools.
For more information, or to get your free copy of the “What is Diabetes” video, please contact Nancy Collier at 604.320.1937 ext. 26.
A new diagnosis of T1D can trigger a range of reactions, including anger, sadness, and guilt. Whatever your feelings, they are normal and you are not alone.
Life with T1D can pose challenges for every member of the family. Whether you have T1D yourself, or are the parent or loved one of a person with T1D, it takes time to adapt to the day-to-day demands of the diabetes. Treatment options are improving all the time, and T1D does not need to prevent you or your child or loved one from living a full and active life. With medical and emotional support, people with T1D and their families learn to cope with the demands that the disease imposes. Even a child with T1D (depending on their age) will learn to take over much of his or her care. As times goes by, everyone will gain knowledge and confidence, and be able to celebrate successes, learn from mistakes, and move away from the intense feelings common after diagnosis.
Until there is a cure, we want to provide information that will help you cope with the burdens T1D can impose, and take advantage of the help that is presently available.
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!
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.
For more information, please contact Nancy Collier at 604.320.1937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is an international consortium dedicated to advancing the science of prevention and early treatment to preserve residual insulin secretion in T1D.
Natural History Studies are being conducted to learn more about what causes T1D and to find out what might predict the development of the disease. These studies provide close monitoring to individuals "at risk" for developing T1D. Individuals at greater risk may be offered an opportunity to participate in a prevention study.
Screening involves a simple blood test from your arm to look for diabetes-related autoantibodies that may appear years before T1D develops.
Relatives of people with T1D have about a three to four percent chance of having autoantibodies in their blood associated with T1D.
We encourage you to participate in the study! For eligibility and more information, please visit: www.diabetestrialnet.org.
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. The Bag of Hope is filled with relevant diabetes education materials and supportive materials. If your child is 12 years or younger, you will also receive a Ruby or Rufus Bear. These bears with diabetes are designed to help little ones cope and learn about insulin injections.
In addition to the Bag of Hope, you will automatically receive JDRF's newsletter to keep you abreast of JDRF’s efforts to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
To request your Bag of Hope, please contact Nancy Collier at email@example.com. Be sure to include the following information:
- Name of person with diabetes
- Date of birth and gender
- Mother’s/father’s Name (if child has diabetes)
- Date of diagnosis
- Home address
- Home phone number
- E-mail address
- Clinic name
- Would you like to receive one-on-one support from our Family Network of Volunteers?
For more information, please contact Nancy at 604.320.1937, toll-free at 1.877.320.1933, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 cure, better treat, and prevent the disease. It is a fun-filled family event, with entertainment and refreshments provided. The minimum suggested donation to participate is only $100.
2013 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes - Sunday, June 9th
Save the Date - The 2013 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes will be on June 9th!
We sincerely thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us raise $1,200,000 for diabetes research and making a difference in the lives of people living with T1D. Since its inception in 2000, Rockin’ for Research has raised over $9 million dollars for JDRF! With your contributions, we can continue to fund research that improves the lives of many people who has this disease and continue to achieve breakthroughs that will lead us to a cure.
The Gatsby Glamour-themed dinner and entertainment event was held on Saturday, November 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Many guests dressed for the occasion in beautiful 1920s themed attire, fedora hats, feather headbands or long pearl necklaces.
Some highlights included major Fund A Cure donations of $210,000 from Boston Pizza, $200,000 from TELUS, and $50,000 from the Aquilini family. New fundraising records were achieved during the exciting live auction segment. For example, the Canucks Game in Owners’ Suite was bid on twice and raised $30,000, the dinner with the Vancouver Firefighters was bid on twice and raised $14,000 and the Bon Jovi autographed guitar and jacket was also donated twice and raised $13,000! Lastly, the Dreaming of a Cure painting was sold to the winning bidder for $15,000! Please click here to view our Dreaming of a Cure slideshow of the young artists with T1D creating the beautiful art piece called, Taking Flight.
The 13th annual Rockin’ for Research gala was truly a memorable evening of emotion, gratitude, and united spirit all coming together in one room for the same goal – finding a cure for diabetes and its complications. Thank you to all our volunteers for your effort, time, and commitment to help make this a very successful fundraising event. To our sponsors and guests, thank you for your generous support and contribution!
We look forward to seeing you again next year on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for the 14th annual Rockin’ for Research!
Please visit our gala website for more information.
Vancouver Celebrates 9th Annual Ride for Diabetes Research
It was a day to remember! Over 1,550 participants poured onto the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery to raise funds and awareness for diabetes research. The energy was infectious thanks to 365 Productions for the great music and to emcees Jason Pires and Marke Driesschen from CTV for making it non-stop fun the entire day!
What did we raise you ask? Support from lower mainland businesses was unbelievable . . . $550,000 and counting! Thanks to all for putting the wheels in motion and making the day such a great success.
We also wish to thank a very special group of people the Vancouver Ride Chair and Cabinet who along with many Ride team coordinators worked tirelessly to make this an unforgettable day. Last but not least, thank you to our 2012 Ride Youth Ambassadors for sharing your stories and reminding us of why supporting research is so important!
2012 Vancouver Ride Photo Gallery
To see more photos from the 2012 Vancouver Ride, please visit:
Save The Date! The 10th Annual Ride for Diabetes Research will be September 27th, 2013.
A BIG thank you to Sun Life Financial Canada, who donated $10,000 to JDRF! Here Bronte Wagar, a JDRF Ambassador, accepts the cheque at the BC Lions Western Final!
Honour someone you love or remember someone you miss by supporting the vital research needed to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.
The Memorials and Tribute Program offers friends of JDRF a thoughtful, caring way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting critical diabetes research.
There are so many reasons to give:
- Celebrate a birthday or other milestone
- Make a holiday really special
- Honour an achievement
- Send “get well” wishes
- Recognize a wedding anniversary
- Show a friend or family member who has lost a loved one how much you care
You can also use this program to raise money by asking others to give to JDRF in lieu of gifts for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or any other celebration in your own life. Some families have raised thousands of dollars this way – and it all supports important diabetes research.
It’s easy to participate! Simply call the office (to make a credit card gift) or mail your donation to:
JDRF BC Region
6450 Roberts Street, Suite 150
Burnaby, BC V5G 4E1
604.320.1937 ext. 21
Please clearly indicate the name of the person in whose honour or memory you are making the gift, as well as who should receive notification of your gift (for example, surviving family members).
Once your donation is processed, JDRF will send you an acknowledgement, and send a card notifying your honoree (or next of kin) that you have made a memorial or tribute gift. Please note, we do not disclose the amount of the gift, and gifts are processed and acknowledged within five business days of receipt.
For more information, please contact Ramya Chittaranjan at email@example.com.