6450 Roberts Street, Suite 150
Burnaby, BC V5G 4E1
Tel: 604.320.1937
Fax: 604.320.1938
Toll free: 1-877-320-1933
Toll free fax:  1-877-224-5437

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JDRF Staff

Kim Findlay - Regional Manager, BC & Yukon -

Amanda Sayfy - Manager Donor Relations - BC -

Craig Reisinger - Gala Manager -

Deborah Cushing - Ride Manager -

Shelina Dilgir - Walk Manager -

Ashley Hunkin - Senior Coordinator Community Engagement -

Jeremy Reay - Ride/Walk Coordinator -

Lisa Mitchell - Coordinator, Volunteer Program & Third Party -

Carmen Braconnier - Fundraising & Development Assistant -

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JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

Go further to turn type one into type none by joining the Vancouver JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial; a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in 19 cities in Canada.

Join thousands of other Canadians as they ride in 5 new cycling elements.  Visit for more information or to register for the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes.

BC Place, Terry Fox Plaza
Friday, September 30, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about the Ride or how to get started, contact Deborah at
604.292.2771 or

Thank you to the following for your support:

Vancouver Media Sponsor

Vancouver Equipment Sponsor

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Community Engagement

Newly Diagnosed

If you've been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you're not alone. JDRF is here to answer your questions and help you manage the changes diabetes brings to your life. 

Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope which contains a variety of educational and reference materials that will help you along the way. As a special gift, children will also receive Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes designed to help children cope and learn about insulin injections. To receive your Bag of Hope, visit

For more information, please contact Ashley Hunkin at 604.292.2773, toll-free at 1.877.320.1933, or

Talk T1D

​Talk T1D is a program that provides one-on-one support to families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Trained volunteers that have experience and understand the daily challenges of living with T1D are there to provide emotional support, and connect you with resources in your local area. For more information, visit

Youth Council

A group of 13-18 year olds, who are excited about meeting new people, developing leadership skills and having fun! They are young, energetic and passionate about making a difference. The JDRF Youth Council wants to hear from you!

For more information please contact Ashley Hunkin at 604.292.2773 or

Youth Ambassadors

The JDRF Youth Ambassador program supports young people with T1D to engage their communities and raise awareness about T1D. If you know a passionate youth who lives with T1D, is committed to the mission of JDRF, and would like to make some positive noise about T1D, contact Ashley Hunkin at 604.292.2773 or for more details on the program.

School Advisory Toolkit

The School Advisory Toolkit offers collaborative methods for educators and parents of children with diabetes to ensure that every child enjoys the best possible school experience. JDRF understands the importance of your child's care in the school setting. We hope this information will help equip you with basic, easy to understand tools that will assist you in communicating with your child's school. To download the School Advisory Toolkit visit

Adult Toolkit

Being diagnosed with T1D as an adult can be difficult. A diagnosis of diabetes is like starting a journey on a new and unfamiliar road. This toolkit provides useful information to adults living with T1D - both newly diagnosed or those that have been living with T1D for a number of years. To download the Adult T1D Toolkit visit

Pregnancy Toolkit

Throughout this toolkit, we have included personal stories from women who are living with T1D and are in the various stages of pregnancy- planning, pregnant, and caring for their children. Specific topics covered include: making the decision, conception, your medical team, what to expect in each trimester, the birth, coming home, planning for the future, and resources. To download the Pregnancy Toolkit visit

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For more information click here or contact Deborah Cushing at or by phone at 604.292.2771.

17th Annual Rockin' for Research – Sunset at the Taj Mahal

Saturday, October 22, 2016         Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Rockin’ for Research is well-known as one of Vancouver's best and most vibrant galas, and this year’s event will be another glamorous one-of-a-kind experience.

We invite you to join us for Sunset at the Taj Mahal – an evening inspired by India’s rich culture, magnificent colours, exquisite flavours, and extraordinary music - all set against the backdrop of the world’s most eloquent monument to eternal love.

Rockin’ for Research has raised an incredible $12.7 million to date and plays a vital role in helping JDRF accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of cutting edge advances to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

With your help, we will continue to fund research that improves the lives of people affected by T1D and achieve breakthroughs that will lead us to a cure.

Join us and help JDRF raise $1.2 million toward vital diabetes research...

  • Join the Gala Planning Committee
  • Become a sponsor
  • Purchase a table or tickets
  • Donate an item for our amazing live and silent auctions and draws
  • Become a Fund A Cure Donor
  • Volunteer

Tables and Tickets
To purchase, please click here

Fund a Cure
Unable to attend and would like to make a Fund A Cure donation, please click here


Craig Reisinger

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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 Lisa Mitchell at 604.292.2777 or

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

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 Carmen Braconnier at

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