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Located in Red Deer
Please mail all correspondance to our Edmonton office
17312-107 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Tel: 780-887-3722 | Fax: 780-428-0348

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2020 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

Sunday, June 14, 2020 
McKenzie Trails
10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.


Get excited, Canada...registration for the 2020 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF is now OPEN! Click HERE to register!

Register today for the Red Deer Walk, and take part in the movement to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes! Together we are #MoreThanT1D.

For more information please contact Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722

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Looking for a great way to support your community while making a difference? Join us on Sunday, June 14, 2020 for the 2020 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Red Deer at our NEW location, McKenzie Trails.

These events wouldn't be possible without the thousands of volunteers across Canada who've helped out, donated their time in support of our mission and have inspired us with their incredible stories. 

We are always looking for good people to help with a variety of fundraising events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.



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Community Engagement & Newly Diagnosed

Support for 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 Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.

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Bag of Hope

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 Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.

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Apply for A Mentor

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.

For more information please contact Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.

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Ways You Can Donate

ADESA Auctions

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 Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.

Memorials and Tributes Program

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. 

For more information, please contact Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.

Insulin for Life Canada

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 Janelle Spady 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.

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Third-Party Events

Plan or Join a Community Event, Personal Campaign or Challenge Event

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. 

For information on how to get started on all types of third party JDRF fundraisers, everything from bake sales to golf tournaments, please contact Janelle Spady or 780-887-3722.

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JDRF Central Alberta Staff

Janelle Spady - Peer to Peer Fundraising and Community Engagement Coordinator– j[email protected]

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