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JDRF Canada Recognizes Volunteers in Celebration of National Volunteer Week 2014
By JDRF Canada
April 4, 2014

From April 6 to 12, JDRF celebrates and recognizes the extraordinary contribution of our volunteers across Canada. This year’s theme is Thank You. This week is set aside each year to honour the extensive commitment and dedication our volunteers demonstrate through their continuous support. We are extremely thankful - because of your hard work JDRF is uniquely positioned to create a future without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Tags: National Volunteer Week, 2014, Volunteer, celebration
JDRF Applauds the Government of British Columbia for extending coverage of the insulin pump program to British Columbians living with type 1 diabetes
By JDRF Canada
March 12, 2014

JDRF applauds the Government of British Columbia for extending coverage of the insulin pump program for eligible British Columbians aged 19 to 25 years old. Currently, British Columbia covers the costs of insulin pumps to anyone 18 years and younger who are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Tags: British Columbia, Insulin Pump Program, Insulin Pump Coverage, T1D
Canada at the Forefront of Diabetes Research, Bringing Innovation from the Lab to the Bedside
By JDRF Canada
February 13, 2014

JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN) has announced the official launch of its expansion to western Canada through the generous support of the WB Family Foundation.

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Tags: JDRF CCTN, WB Family Foundation, launch, expansion, Western Canada, Research
JDRF to Provide Additional Support for Upcoming Clinical Trial of ViaCyte’s Encapsulated Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes
February 11, 2014

JDRF, the world’s largest non-profit supporter of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and ViaCyte, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company, jointly announced that JDRF is providing additional milestone-based funding for the continued development of ViaCyte’s VC-01™ encapsulated cell therapy product candidate for the treatment of T1D.

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Tags: ViaCyte, cell replacement therapy, encapsulated cell therapy, JDRF
Six-Time Ironman and Type 1 Diabetes Athlete Sebastien Sasseville to Take on Solo 7500 km Run Across Canada
By JDRF Canada
January 22, 2014

Endurance athlete, six-time Ironman and one of more than 3 million Canadians living with diabetes, Sebastien Sasseville will undertake a solo run across the country in a personal mission to inspire, educate and empower other people with diabetes to pursue their dreams.

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Tags: Sebastian Sassevile, ironman, JDRF, type 1 diabetes, athlete, Outrun Diabetes, marathon, run