Meet our celebrity lineup for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure!
May 27, 2020
If you haven’t yet heard, you’ve been invited to Canada’s largest virtual house party turning type one diabetes into type none…the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure, presented by Omnipod!
This one-day, family-friendly event is intended to bring the T1D community together (virtually) and bring us closer to a world without type 1 diabetes. It’s an opportunity to get loud and raise funds to accelerate the pace of T1D research. And did we mention we have an amazing lineup of celebrities joining us? Read more about our famous attendees below!
Max Domi, NHL Player
JDRF Ambassador Max Domi is a young, up-and-coming NHL superstar.
In his 20 years as a professional athlete, Max has won a Gold medal in the 2015 World Juniors Championship, drafted 12th overall by the Arizona Coyotes, held a captain position of the London Knights, and now proudly sports #13 for the Montreal Canadiens. Max is a prominent figure in the T1D community – inspiring youth athletes to follow their dreams, and not let anything – especially a disease like T1D– get in the way.
Gloria Loring, Actress
Singer, entertainer, recording artist and Academy Award nominee Gloria Loring is a woman with many talents.
The Days of Our Lives TV star is also the mother of actor Brennan Thicke and pop singer-songwriter Robin Thicke. Gloria dedicates her time advocating for type 1 diabetes as a JDRF spokesperson, as a result of Brennan’s diagnosis at age four. So much so, that she created and self-published two volumes of the Days of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook, and donated over one million dollars to T1D research. Following the success of those reads, she published two more Kids, Food and Diabetes, and Parenting a Child with Diabetes. Her dedication to the arts, as well as her role as a mother of someone who lives with T1D makes her the perfect House ParT1D guest.
Born into a family that is no stranger to the spotlight, Brennan Thicke is an inspiring actor who lives with type 1 diabetes – advocating for T1D alongside his family.
Son of Canadian actor Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring, and brother of Robin Thicke, Brennan is best known for his roles in MASK, Dennis the Menace, and Unusually Thicke. He’s been active in a number of diabetes charities including JDRF, and the self-born charity, Thicke Centre. Being diagnosed shortly after a family vacation in the 80’s, Brennan persevered and found strength through managing T1D, while living his dream as an actor.
Bobby Clarke, Former NHL Superstar
Former NHL superstar Bobby Clarke can be best recognized by his golden smile.
The talented professional athlete was one of Canada’s first notable T1D warriors on the ice – inspiring the country with his strength and leadership. Bobby never let T1D stop him from skating circles around other players, executing impeccable stick-skills, or becoming an NHL legend – playing over 1,000 games, scoring almost 400 goals, and over 1,000 points on the ice.
George Canyon, Country Superstar
National JDRF Canada spokesperson and famed Canadian country singer George Canyon has overcome plenty of adversity – singing his heart out while doing it.
After giving up his dream of becoming an Air Force pilot following his diagnosis as a young teen, he turned to his passion, country music, to inspire others like him who battle the stigma of T1D every day. The two-time Juno Award Winner is a hero to music fans, and people living with T1D across the globe.
Endurance athlete Sébastien Sasseville is an exemplary case of turning adversity into strength and opportunity.
Years after his diagnosis of T1D in 2002, Sébastien successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest, completed multiple Ironman triathlons, and finished the legendary Sahara race. In 2014, he put his limits to the test, and completed the biggest marathon of his life: running across Canada - a 7,500 kilometer journey equivalent to running 180 marathons in nine months.
DJ MC Mario
DJ MC Mario knows a thing or two about a good house party. That’s why the Canadian Dance Hall of Famer is joining us – bringing his acclaimed DJ skills learned from his radio show, House Party, along with him.
Mario has celebrated 3 million albums sold in Canada, and he’s still counting! The Juno Award nominee knows how to raise spirits, get a party started and have a good time.
Kaleb Dahlgren is nothing short of a hero.
The young, talented hockey player manages type 1 diabetes on and off the ice and is a brave survivor of the horrific 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Kaleb did not let his experience stop him from pursuing his dreams. Every day, he continues to manage T1D, while defying odds, and does it with a smile on his face, while cheering his teammates on. Founder of Dahlgren’s Diabeuties – an outreach program for kids with T1D – he continues to work towards his goal of turning it into a non-profit, with proceeds going to a camp that he envisions for children who live with T1D.
So what are you waiting for? Our House ParT1D will be filled with these incredible celebrities, entertainment and so much more. You can tune in anytime and even live stream your own house party. It’s a party you won’t want to miss! Register at jdrfparty.ca