40 Kids and Country Superstar George Canyon Step up to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF Ambassadors head to Parliament Hill to discuss the importance of funding research

TORONTO , November 25, 2014 —

JDRF Canada is taking 40 of the best and brightest to Ottawa to mix, mingle and tell their story to Members of Parliament and Senators about the impact of living with T1D, demonstrate how diabetes research has changed lives and how investing in future research can place a cure within reach.  Along with the 40 JDRF Youth Ambassadors, Canadian country sensation and national spokesperson for JDRF, George Canyon will also be in attendance. 

“Our flagship awareness event will raise awareness about T1D, educate decision-makers on the difference between T1D and type 2 diabetes and press for better access to medications and treatments,” said Dave Prowten, President and CEO, JDRF Canada. 

The events theme, “Step Up to Cure Type 1”, calls on parliamentarians and key decision-makers to increase government funding for T1D research and the expansion of JDRF’s Canadian Clinical Trial Network to continue conducting advanced clinical trials of cutting-edge treatments and technologies that provide Canadians with the latest diabetes breakthroughs


About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in charitable research in 17 countries. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.ca

Media Contact
Diana Buccella
National Communications Specialist, JDRF Canada 
dbuccella@jdrf.ca    
647-789-2368

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