P.O. Box 4258
Olds, AB T4H 1P8
Tel: 780-887-3722 | Fax: 780-428-0348
Table of Contents
- Upcoming Local Events
- JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
- 2018 Revolution Ride
- Community Engagement and Newly Diagnosed
- Ways You Can Donate
- Third Party Events
- JDRF Staff
Upcoming Local Events
- March 30 - Office Closed
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Get your sneakers ready! We invite you to be part of something bigger than just a walk. Join us as over 40,000 Canadians unite in a powerful movement to create a world without T1D. Together, we will continue to fund the brightest minds in T1D research and help turn type 1 into type none.
Save the date for your community walk:
- June 10 - Red Deer - G.H. Dawe School
- June 23 - Rocky Mountain House - Chimney Trail - More Information Soon!
P.S., Register for the JDRF Walk and raise $125 CDN online by March 20, and you could win a Google Home smart speaker!
2018 Revolution Ride
A great way to build team spirit and have fun for a good cause, the JDRF Revolution Ride is a unique fast paced stationary cycling event. Teams of 5 register, raise pledges and take turns on a stationary bike for 7 minutes per rider. The festive and inspiring atmosphere features fantastic music, friendly competition and fabulous prizes.
Join us October 3, 2018 - fun costumes optional.
Community Engagement & Newly Diagnosed
A new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) can trigger a range of reactions, including anger, sadness and guilt. Whatever your feelings, they are normal and you are not alone.
Life with T1D can pose challenges for every member of the family. Whether you have T1D yourself, are the parent or have a loved one with T1D, it takes time to adapt to the day-to-day demands of diabetes. Treatment options are improving all the time, and T1D does not need to prevent you or your child or loved one from living a full and active life. As time goes by, everyone will gain knowledge and confidence, and be able to celebrate successes, learn from mistakes, and move away from the intense feelings common immediately after diagnosis.
Until there is a cure, we want to provide information that will help you cope with the burdens T1D can impose, and take advantage of the help that is presently available. For more information please contact Amy Smart or 780-887-3722.
JDRF’s Bag of Hope program is a free resource which provides information and support to families with children who are newly diagnosed with T1D. The Bag of Hope is filled with relevant diabetes education materials and supportive materials. If your child is 12 years or younger, you will also receive a Rufus Bear. This bear with diabetes is designed to help little ones cope and learn about insulin injections.
In addition to the Bag of Hope, you will automatically receive JDRF's newsletter to keep you abreast of JDRF’s efforts to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. You can request your Bag of Hope by clicking here.
For more information please contact Amy Smart or 780-887-3722.
Join us at Starbucks in the Bower Place Mall Food Court to connect over coffee with other T1D parents or caregivers at our coffee meet up - the third Saturday of every month at 2:00pm from September to June. Look out for the JDRF Sneaker on the table and we hope to see you there!
Through our mentorship program, families and individuals touched by diabetes, can be paired with a trained mentor - someone who has experienced the challenges of being newly diagnosed. Family Mentors can provide information about diabetes resources and educate families about how they can help find a cure. Our mentorship program is free of charge and membership never expires!
Please note: our team can only share their personal experiences with you. We are not healthcare professionals and are unable to provide medical advice. The information provided by our team is not intended to take the place of medical advice, for which you should consult your doctor or other healthcare professionals.
We are always looking for good people to help with a variety of fundraising events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Amy Smart or 780-887-3722.
When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle to JDRF, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age, and location. After your vehicle donation is complete, JDRF will send you a charitable tax receipt. For more information, please contact Amy Smart or 780-877-3722.
Honour someone you love or remember someone you miss by supporting the vital research needed to find a cure for T1D and its complications. Cards will be sent to next of kin or honoree with your personalized message.
Do you have extra or unneeded insulin, test strips, or syringes? Consider donating them to Insulin for Life - a not for profit organization that distributes diabetes supplies to developing countries in need. Contact Amy Smart at 780-887-3722 to arrange a drop off for your unopened and unexpired supplies.
For more information visit Insulin for Life or contact our office at 780-887-3722.
Are you ready to organize your own fundraising event for JDRF or simply have a creative fundraising idea in mind? We'd love to hear from you.
JDRF is grateful for the support of many individuals, schools, and workplaces who organize their own independent fundraisers.
JDRF Central Alberta Staff
Amy Smart – Senior Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Vickers – Edmonton - Event Experience & Fundraising Manager – email@example.com
Karen Zabinski – Edmonton - Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Walker - Edmonton - Senior Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator - email@example.com
Tami Anderson – Edmonton - Event Logistics Coordinator, Alberta & NWT – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Nunley – Edmonton - Administrative Assistant – email@example.com