Central Alberta

Central Alberta

Amy Smart
Senior Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Community Engagement Coordinator
P.O. Box 4258
Olds, AB T4H 1P8
 Phone: 780.887.3722; Fax: 780.428.0348


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Upcoming Events


Event proceeds help fund global-leading research being done in facilities here in Alberta. Our mission is to prevent, better treat and find a cure for diabetes and its complications including: stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, blindness, and amputation. More than 3 million Canadians suffer from diabetes and the devastating effects. Type 1 (formerly known as juvenile) diabetes is an autoimmune disease and strikes children and young adults suddenly. Survival is dependent upon multiple daily insulin injections and blood tests. Insulin is a treatment – not a cure. 

On September 15th, we will be hosting our first annual golf tournament at the Alberta Springs Golf Resort  in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Central Alberta. We and JDRF Central Alberta hope you will continue to support our journey to cure, better treat, and prevent T1D.

Please click HERE for tickets

If you would like to hear about Sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer, please contact Amy at 780.887.3722


We are partnering with Five Guys Burgers and Fries for a fundraiser on Tuesday August 22, 2017. It's simple, all you have to do is mention JDRF when you order in any Five Guys (locations listed below) on August 22

and they'll donate 20% of the day's sales to us.

Mark your calendars, tell your friends and buy a burger (and some fries)!

Participating Five Guys Locations: All Edmonton locations, Sherwood Park, Red Deer and Grande Prairie


Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants of the
2017 JDRF
 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes! 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to our title sponsor TELUS and their team members for their tireless efforts, contributing over $9.5M since 2000.

By generously matching fundraising efforts, Sun Life Financial brought our goals within reach. Everything really is brighter under the sun - thank you Sun Life.

TELUS Walk day may be over, but it is NOT too late to submit donations. You can still add to your fundraising success and help our total grow until year end.

Interested in next year's Walk? Fill out this form and be among the first to find out about the 2018 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.


Thank you to our Local Sponsors for helping us to turn Type One into Type None!


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JDRF Revolution: Ride to Defeat Diabetes

The 2017 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial, is a high-energy, team-building stationary cycling event being held in 19 Canadian cities. 


More than 100 Red Deer participants will trade in their suits, coveralls and uniforms for sweat pants and hoola skirts, for this unique team stationary bike-a-thon. Possibly the wildest ride of the year, the event helps to raise awareness and funds towards finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.


To register, click HERE


For more information, please contact Amy at 780.887.36722 or


Community Engagement

T1D Hub

JDRF is proud to launch the T1D Hub, where you'll find the latest news and research, education, resources, and support for you or your family members who are living with type 1 diabetes. 

T1D Hub

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 may also receive a Rufus Bear. These bears with diabetes are designed to help little ones cope and learn about insulin injections.

To request your Bag of Hope, please contact our office by phone at 1-855-428-0343 or by email.

Family Network Volunteers

When a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a traumatic and stressful time. Fear, sadness, anger, and confusion about how to manage the disease can leave families feeling alone and overwhelmed.

Through the Family Network of Volunteers, families and individuals touched by diabetes can be paired with a trained mentor – someone who has “been there” and experienced the challenges of being newly diagnosed. Family Network volunteers can provide information about diabetes resources, educate families about what they can do to help find a cure, and lend a willing ear. Our Family Network is free of charge and membership never expires!

Apply for a Mentor

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.

Connect Over Coffee

Connect over Coffee with other Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D on the third Sunday of every month (September to June) at 2:00 p.m. at the Bower Place Food Court Starbucks in Red Deer, Alberta.

For more information, please contact the office by phone at 403-887-3722 or by email.

Dear Supporters Newsletter

JDRF Central Alberta distributes a monthly e-newsletter with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, JDRF News, Research Updates, etc.

Stay up to date on all of the Central Alberta happenings with JDRF:

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Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated. These dedicated individuals, families, and companies commit time, money, service, and energy to the search for a cure. We couldn't do it without them!

Each year, JDRF requires many volunteers to ensure that our special events and fundraising efforts are successful! By donating time and energy, volunteers allow us to contribute more dollars to our ongoing research efforts.

Are you interested in making a difference? Download your volunteer application form here!

We have many exciting events happening in the coming months and we are looking for awesome people like YOU to help us out!


We are currently looking for 2018 Planning Committee Volunteers who will assist in the planning and executing of various events throughout the year.


For more information on any of the above, or our other, volunteer opportunities,
contact the office at 403-887-3722 or asmart@jdrf.ca.

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Ways You Can Donate

Third Party Events

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

A third party fundraiser is a fundraising event for JDRF organized independently by an outside (third) party. Email us for an application to host your own third party fundraiser in support of JDRF!

Memorials and Tributes Program

The Memorials and Tributes Program offers friends of JDRF a thoughtful, caring way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting critical diabetes research.

You can also use this program to raise money by asking others to give to JDRF in lieu of gifts for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or any other celebration in your own life. Some families have raised thousands of dollars this way – and it all supports important diabetes research.

Once your donation is processed, JDRF will send you an acknowledgement and send a card notifying your honoree (or next of kin) that you have made a memorial or tribute gift. Please note, we do not disclose the amount of the gift.

Make a donation today or e-mail us for more information.

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