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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Adult T1D Support Group

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

Join our next meetings, scheduled for Thursday, March 27th and April 24th, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm at Loblaws; Maple Leaf Gardens (upper level next to the LCBO); underground parking is validated at Customer Service.

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

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Join us for the 2014 Family Off Event at the Ontario Science Centre!

Please join us on March 30th for our First Annual Family Kick-Off Event! This will be an opportunity to learn more about the 2014 Toronto Walk, meet other families and participants, and share fundraising ideas. We are also thrilled to announce Austin Basis from the TV show Beauty and the Beast will join us…AND we just confirmed John Chick, a football defensive end for the Saskatchewan Roughriders will help kick off our event!

Please note, you must be registered for the 2014 Toronto Walk to participate. Not registered? No problem! Click here to register for free!

Date: Sunday March 30th
Registration/Breakfast: 9am
Presentation: 10am
Location: Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3

A Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge? Register for the JDRF Walk and you could win!

Register for the Toronto Walk and raise $100 dollars by March 30th and you will be entered in a draw to win this amazing Great Wolf Lodge Prize pack. What’s included? An overnight stay, with entry to the water park for 2 days*. This includes access to 13 water slides, a huge wave pool, a 500,000 litre lazy river, 7 pools and 2 giant hot tubs.  

If you have questions regarding registration, fundraising or other ways you can get involved, please contact Kimberley Locke at klocke@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2325.

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Great Escape Golf Event

Thank you again to everyone who helped make last year’s Great Escape so memorable.  If you’ve never joined us, there’s always room for new golfers and if you like to golf, you’ll love The Great Escape.

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.

Stay tuned for more information about our 2014 Great Escape! If you have any questions about our Great Escape Golf Event, please contact Catherine Davies at cdavies@jdrf.ca or 647-789-2042.

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Riding Proud

Thank you for Riding Stationary to Move Research Forward. In 2013 your support helped us raise $3 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 – September 22 or York – October 8.

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

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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.

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)

Sincere appreciation to our many Community Partners:
AuctionJAM; Auction for a Cure
BMO MasterCard Affinity Program
Canadian Jewellers Association
Carillion Canada
Children's Books for Charity
Concordian Realty
Fifty50 Foods Inc.
Frank DiLorenzo; Oakville Half Marathon
Glen Cedar Montessori Preparatory School
Gordana Ljuboje; Yoga in the Park
Grant Thornton
Grosso Family; Cadillac Lounge
Jason Kelly Classic Golf Tournament
JL International
Karen Keating; Artfest on the Esplanade
Kary Dick; Second Nature Boutique
Kidz on Ice 
King City Public School
Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma; The Greatest Gatsby Gala
Kya Lewis; Sports Medicine Specialists
Lorne Shiff; Ride to Cure Diabetes
Loyal Orange County Lodge of Toronto
Margaret Ketcheson
Moes for a Cure
Nicole Badley; Art Exhibit/ Symphony of Prescence
Paul Coon; End of Life Vehicle – Standard Auto Wreckers
Robert Stephens
Roy Henzie; Canadian Pharmaceutical Hockey Tournament
SCE Construction; Golf Tournament
Scott Wiseman; AuctionJAM – Auction for a Cure
St. Louis Bar and Grill (City Place)
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Foundation Centre
The Frocktail Party
Vito Rezza; "Celebrating 50 Years of the Drum"

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The day was a hot one but not a deterrent for the 140 golfers who came out for the cause and didn't let the weather sour their smiles.  As the day winded down, golfers relaxed indoors and enjoyed a delicious dinner while exploring the unique items on display for silent auction, live auction and raffle.

If you would still like to support this event, please visit JasonKellyClassic-2013 to make your donation today and if you're interested in supporting future JKC Golf Tournaments, contact these following gentlemen...
Jerry Kelly at 416-822-5992 or Mark Kimel at 416-436-9607.

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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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Staff Directory

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

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

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

Russell Marks
Manager, Fundraising & Development - Ride
rmarks@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
aborges@jdrf.ca / 647-789-2033

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

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