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Headon Road PO
Burlington ON L7M 4A3

Tel: 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662



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Upcoming Community Engagement Event

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Hamilton – Sunday June 11th 2017
Pier 4 Park, Hamilton

Brantford – Sunday June 25th 2017

(new venue)
D’Aubigny Creek Park
5 Oakhill Drive, Brantford

Niagara Region (Welland)
Date/Venue to be confirmed

Online registration opens soon!!

Call the office for further information, to volunteer,
or for details of sponsorship opportunities.

905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662

Or email Anne at amartin@jdrf.ca


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 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

Thank you!

To everyone who participated in the 2016 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes in Hamilton and the new vRide which took place in Burlington, your support is very much appreciated, and we look forward to seeing your teams participate again in 2017.

Check back soon for details on the 2017 Ride events in your area!



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Community Engagement Program and Local Support Group Meetings

Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope, which contains a variety of educational and reference materials to help newly diagnosed children and their families along the way.

As a special gift, children under the age of 12 will also receive a Rufus bear, The Bear with Diabetes™, designed to help children cope and learn about insulin injections.

To receive your Bag of Hope, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Mentor Program

Your child has just been diagnosed with diabetes what do you do now? 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.

You are not alone JDRF's Mentor Program Volunteers can help.

The Mentor Program can provide much needed emotional support, information about diabetes resources, education about what families can do to help find a cure, and most of all, be a good listener. JDRF's Family Network is free of charge, and we are here to help as long as you need it. Please note: our volunteers are not healthcare professionals, and are unable to provide specific medical advice, for which you should contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.

If you would like information about the Mentor Program, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Local Support Groups

There are several support groups that meet in the Hamilton/Burlington/Niagara area to provide peer support to families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Hamilton & Area Parents Support Group: 
Wilf Ruland, 905.648.1296, deerspring1@gmail.com

Burlington & Oakville Parents Support Group: 
Christina McNaughton, 905.592.1372, christinamcnaughton@hotmail.com

Niagara T1D Families
Tracy Di Marco, 905.360.0351, niagarat1dfamilies@gmail.com

For more information on local JDRF family activities or our mentoring program for newly diagnosed families, please contact Anne Martin at amartin@jdrf.ca.

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Volunteers Wanted

Whether it's the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Ride for Diabetes Research, or any other JDRF event that takes place during the year, they all require a considerable amount of volunteer help.

This help can be pre-event, working on one of many committees involving recruitment of participants, solicitation of sponsorships for items and services, or day-of-event duties such as registration, route supervision, kids activities, barbecue/refreshment area, etc.

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH THE UPCOMING TELUS WALK TO CURE DIABETES EVENTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING ANY OF OUR COMMITTEES (walker recruitment, corporate sponsorship, day of logistics, etc.) please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or amartin@jdrf.ca. You can help us bring a cure for diabetes one step closer!

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Third Party Events

What is a third party event? It is a fundraising event for JDRF, organized independently by an outside (third) party.

If your company, club, or group is interested in helping raise funds for JDRF, there are many ways to do so. From raffles to barbecues, bake sales, garage sales, car washes, and golf tournaments, the only limit is your imagination!

If you wish to host a third party event in support of JDRF, or are interested in more information, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or amartin@jdrf.ca.

Fundraise at Your Child's School

Why not ask your child's school to hold a Toonie Day in support of JDRF? Many schools will support a child within their own school community JDRF can provide "In Support of" stickers and paper sneakers to support this program, as they bring us one step closer to a cure. Contact the JDRF office for further details.

Fundraise Your Way

Without people like you, JDRF would not be able to do the things we do, so put your imagination to work! There is no limit to the different ways that you can personally help raise funds and awareness in support of diabetes research.  Whether it is a challenging sporting activity, celebrating a birthday, special anniversary or wedding, honouring a loved one, or organizing a trivia night, you can start your own fundraising campaign and have friends, family, and colleagues sponsor you, or ask them to donate to your worthy cause!

Please click here to learn more about how you can Fundraise Your Way

Fundraising campaign ideas include (but are not limited to):

  • Golf tournaments
  • Honouring a loved one
  • Garage sales
  • Dinner/lunch parties
  • Casual days at work
  • Car washes
  • Grey Cup/Superbowl parties

For more information on how to start your own fundraiser, contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602. 6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

In Honour and In Memory Donations

You can make a donation to JDRF in honour of someone you love, or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Just call the office and we can easily process your donation and send out a personalized card on your behalf to the person being honoured.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away, we will send a card to their next of kin to acknowledge your donation to JDRF in memory of their loved one.

Call Anne Martin for further details at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or amartin@jdrf.ca.

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