2550 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M2J 5A9
Tel: 647.789.2000
Toll-Free: 1.877.CURE.533
Fax: 416.491.2111

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Jason Kelly Classic Golf Tournament

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Adult T1D Support Group

Would meeting other type 1 adults and sharing common experiences be of interest to you?

Join our next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, August 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Loblaws, Maple Leaf Gardens (upper level next to the LCBO). Underground parking will be validated at Customer Service.

Future meetings will be held on September 11, October 30, November 27 and December 18, 2014.

Contact Sherry at splant@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2038 for more information.

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Riding Proud

Thank you for Riding Stationary to Move Research Forward. In 2013 your support helped us raise $2 million towards T1D research.

We invite you to celebrate JDRF Canada’s 40th anniversary by joining the cycle-bration; one big party on a bike to celebrate you, your ride and the progress made in type 1 diabetes research over the past four decades.

The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research is a team-based event where teams of 5 riders register, raise pledges and ride on a stationary bike in 6 minute intervals over the course of an hour while dancing to the top party tunes from 40 years ago to today.

Ride with us in 2014!

Toronto – September 19, Real Estate Challenge – September 30 or York – October 8.

For information about the Ride please contact:
Toronto - Russell Mark at rmark@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2322
York Region - Erin Welsh at ewelsh@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2031
Real Estate Challenge - Danielle Benson at dbenson@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2034.

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We can never be thankful enough...

Thank you so much for making the TELUS Walk a day to remember, you made a day of celebration become an inspiration.

It was incredible to see the unity in the community! The passion and the dedication of the JDRF family couldn’t have been more evident. We are so honoured to be associated with a group of inspirational individuals like you.

Sunday’s celebration was made possible because of all the hard work, time and effort you dedicate to raising crucial funds for T1D research and we are so grateful for your commitment to JDRF and the TELUS Walk.

Your continued support is helping us work towards turning Type One into Type None!

Please follow us on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook and make sure to use the hashtag #TELUSWalk to share your moments with us.

We are almost there... our goal is not far from reach!

We are tracking well towards our goal but it can take some time until we reconcile all the funds brought to us on event day. We will keep you posted!

Remember, just because the event is over doesn’t mean you can’t fundraise. You can still fundraise for the Walk until December 31, 2014.

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Great Escape Golf Event

The Great Escape is an annual golf trip generously supported by BMO Financial Group, that anticipates our golfers’ every desire; a private flight, luxurious accommodations and golf at a prestigious course or two.

This year we have two fantastic golf venues - Trump National Golf Club and Bayonne Golf Club.

For more information or to book your reservation, please contact Francine Socket at francinesocket@rogers.com or 416-271-6121.

Lead Supporter:

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The WB Family Foundation
for their transformational gift to JDRF

Thank you for everyone who attended this very special evening with family, friends, and colleagues as we celebrated the kick off to JDRF’s Anniversary in Canada – 40 Years of Progress and Promise.
To view photos, please visit www.facebook.com/JDRFToronto

Evening Highlights
Jessica Holmes, MC and Entertainment
Premier event featuring a sumptuous dinner
Fantastic Silent Auction with an outstanding array of items
Exciting Live Auction offering great trips, beautiful jewellery and
unique one-of-a-kind experiences
Fund A Cure, an opportunity to make a significant contribution
to help fund critical diabetes research
Dance to the sounds of the Dave Murphy Band

If you’re interested in serving on one of our Gala event committees; Table Sales, Event or Auction, please contact Sharon Anisman at sanisman@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2010 to learn more about the exciting opportunities we have for you.

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Community Partnerships (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 for more information, please contact Asha Lewis at alewis@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2035.

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Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope to newly diagnosed children to help them and their families become more familiar with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  The Bag of Hope contains a variety of educational and reference materials.

As a special gift, children under 12 will also recieve a Rufus or Ruby; the Bear with Diabetes™ designed to help children cope.  To receive your Bag of Hope, please contact JDRF at outreach@jdrf.ca or 1.877.CURE. 533

Mentor Program

You or a family member has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D); what do you do now? When faced with such a diagnosis, it can be a traumatic and stressful time possibly leaving you and/or your family feeling alone and overwhelmed but you're not alone.

JDRF’s Family Network Volunteers 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...
we are here to help. Please note, our volunteers are not healthcare professionals and are not authorized to provide medical advice for which, you should consult your doctor or other healthcare professionals.

To learn more about:

• Our Mentor Program

• Volunteer opportunities as part of our Outreach Team and/or

• Having our Outreach Booth at your next Community Event or Health Fair, please contact Sherry Plant at splant@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2038

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Help Shape a Future Without Diabetes

JDRF relies on hundreds of volunteers to achieve our mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. These dedicated individuals, organizations, and companies commit their time, energy, money, and services– we couldn’t do it without them!

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

Contact Asha Lewis alewis@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2035 for volunteer opportunities.

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Staff Directory

Catherine Davies
Regional Manager, Toronto Chapter
cdavies@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2042

Sherry Plant
Outreach Manager
splant@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2038

Russell Mark
Manager, Fundraising & Development - Ride
rmark@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2322

Danielle Benson
Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator – Ride
dbenson@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2034

Erin Welsh
Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator – Ride
ewelsh@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2031

Perry Watt
Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator – Ride
pwatt@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2020

Kimberley Locke
Manager, Fundraising & Development, TELUS Walk
klocke@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2325

Areeba Younus
Senior Fundraising & Development Coordinator, TELUS Walk
ayounus@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2012

Sharon Anisman
Manager, Fundraising & Development – Gala
sanisman@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2010

Anna Borges
Fundraising & Development Coordinator – Program Support
aborges@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2033

Melanie Castillo
Fundraising & Development Assistant
mcastillo@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2037

Asha Lewis
Fundraising & Development Coordinator – Volunteers
alewis@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2035

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