Edmonton (incl. NT)

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17329 – 105 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5S 1H2
Tel: 780-428-0343 | Toll-free: 1-855-428-0343 | Fax: 780-428-0348
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 House ParT1D

This June 14th join Canada's largest, family-friendly virtual and interactive house party! We will rally together those affected by type 1 diabetes to unite, get loud and raise funds to accelerate the pace of diabetes research. 

Step 1: Register
Step 2: Choose your own fundraising challenge, whether it’s 100km on a stationary bike or a bead-a-thon – anything is virtually possible.
Step 3: Start fundraising and then live stream your house party on June 14th and show Canada what you’re doing to move towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Visit jdrfparty.ca to register today!

For more information about participating in this event, please contact Taryn Harrison at [email protected].

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tricia  McLaren at [email protected]

 

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House ParT1D Kick Off Week

Join your T1D community as we kick off Canada's largest virtual house party turning type one diabetes into type none!

We're offering you a full week of fun activities to keep you entertained and informed on how to succeed with your fundraising efforts. Come learn and ask your questions!

Kick-Off week will run from May 3rd to May 10th where you can join, learn and have fun. Here's what you can expect:

  • May 3, 2020: Join our Virtual Kick-off Presentation at 1pm CDT. Find out what the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure will look like and how you can join in the fun. Hear from JDRF Canada's Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Sarah Linklater on updates around the top type 1 diabetes (T1D) research advancements happening right here in Canada.
  • May 4, 2020: Learn about Omnipod products and ask questions at their virtual presentation and Q&A

Other Activities:

  • Join us for a fun time completing JDRF's at home scavenger hunt! Complete the tasks, create your team poster and share a picture on social media. Here's a fun example from Team Hattie for Mattie in Winnipeg:

 
  • Finish the week off by creating your very own fundraising video, which you can use to inspire your friends and family to support your House ParT1D campaign.
  • More exciting activities to be added! 

Follow JDRF's social media throughout the week to learn more about JDRF's House ParT1D for a Cure Presented by Omnipod and get updates on kick-off week. Also, learn how you can fundraise from home. Whether it's a virtual dinner with friends, 100km on a stationary bike or a bead-a-thon - anything can be virtually possible.

RSVP today to be a part of our exciting kick-off week. Your RSVP enters you in a draw for a $50 gift card to VISA!

 

Most importantly, let's come together to ensure that in this difficult time, we do everything we can to cure, prevent, and treat T1D!

*Contest rules and regulations apply

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 2020 Denim & Diamonds Gala

Save The Date

On Saturday November 7, 2020, JDRF will celebrate the 29th anniversary of our Denim & Diamonds Gala at the Delta Edmonton South in Edmonton. Help us celebrate our success in raising funds for diabetes research, by attending, sponsoring  and/or  donating an auction item for our silent and live auctions. 

If you know a company who would like to join us by sponsoring our event, please contact Cheryl at [email protected] and she will be happy to help.

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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 Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes who 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 Karen at [email protected] or 780-428-0343.

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Coffee Support Group

Due to COVID-19 all Coffee Group Events have been postponed. Stay Safe.

Join us at Starbucks South point (3227 Calgary Trail - In Chapters) to connect over coffee with other T1D parents or caregivers at our bi-monthly coffee meet up, the third Saturday of every other month at 10:00 am. Please note that we ask that you try not to bring your children so that everyone is free to speak about the highs and lows of living with T1D. Look out for the JDRF Sneaker on the table and we hope to see you there!

Please contact edmonton@jdrf.ca or the events section of our Facebook page for more information. 

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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 Karen Zabinski or 780-428-0343.
Click here for a link to the Mentor request form.

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Volunteers

We are always looking for good people to help with a variety of fundraising events and office assistance! Here are a few opportunities for volunteers to help us in our mission.

For more information please contact [email protected] or 780-428-0343.

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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 [email protected] or 780-428-0343.

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 e[email protected] or 780-428-0343.

Insulin for Life Canada

Do you have extra or unneeded insulin, test strips, pen tips or syringes? Consider donating them to Insulin for Life - a not for profit organization that distributes diabetes supplies to developing countries in need. JDRF Edmonton is an official drop off location for your unopened and unexpired supplies. Donations can be made at JDRF's office anytime Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. 

For more information visit Insulin for Life or contact our office at 780-428-0343.

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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 Cheryl Vickers.

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JDRF Edmonton Staff

Cheryl Vickers – Event Experience & Fundraising Manager – [email protected]

Karen Zabinski – Community Engagement Specialist – [email protected]

Tami Anderson – Event Logistics Coordinator – [email protected]

Renea Marsden - Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator - [email protected]

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Lets turn type one into type none