Edmonton (incl. NWT)
17312 – 107 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5S 1E9
Tel: 780-428-0343 | Toll-free: 1-855-428-0343 | Fax: 780-428-0348
Table of Contents:
- Upcoming Local Events
- 2018 Revolution Ride
- 2018 Denim & Diamonds Gala
- Community Engagement and Newly Diagnosed
- Ways You Can Donate
- Third Party Events
- JDRF Staff
- August 28 - Bingo (Volunteers Needed!)
- September 15 - Parent Coffee Support Group
- September 21 - Revolution Ride (Volunteers Needed!)
- November 3 - Denim & Diamonds Gala
Thank you to our local sponsor:
Save the Date: September 21, 2018
A great way to build team spirit and have fun for a good cause, the JDRF evolution 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.
Cabinet Members Required
We are looking to recruit cabinet members for the JDRF Revolution Ride. For more information please contact Karen Zabinski or 780-428-0343.
Save the Date: November 3, 2018
On November 3, 2018, JDRF will host its 27th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala in support of diabetes research at the Delta Edmonton South Conference Centre. The Gala is an entertaining event that raises money to fund research for treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes.
The Denim & Diamonds Gala is a premier celebration that allows guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy a high energy, elegant night out on the town, while gaining insight on the impact of type 1 diabetes on diabetics and their families.
Delicious food, delightful auction items, exciting raffle prizes, enjoyable entertainment - these are just a few of the things you can expect from an evening at the Denim & Diamonds Gala!
For more information please contact Cheryl Vickers or 780-428-0343
Interested in Volunteering?
The Denim & Diamonds Committee is looking for individuals that are able to assist in the sale of tickets and tables, securing sponsorship, and obtaining silent auction items.
If you would like to be involved please contact Cheryl Vickers or 780-428-0343.
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-428-0343.
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 us at email@example.com or 780-428-0343.
Join us at Starbucks Southpoint (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!
The next meet up will be:
- September 15, 2018
- November 17, 2018
Are you interested in attending a playgroup for young children with T1D? We are looking for 1-2 leaders to welcome new families as well as returning participants. The event will be held on a bi-monthly basis on alternating months to the Parent Coffee Group. JDRF welcomes location suggestions while we review prospective facilities suitable for children and caregivers. To insure continuation of the program JDRF will require simple feedback from those in attendance.
If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-428-0343.
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.
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.
- Bingo - August 28, 2018
- Ride - September 21, 2018
- Gala - November 3, 2018
- Office Assistance - Ongoing
For more information please contact Edmonton@jdrf.ca or 780-428-0343.
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@example.com or 780-428-0343.
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 Jennifer Nunley or 780-428-0343.
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.
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.
Cheryl Vickers – Event Experience & Fundraising Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Zabinski – Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Manager – email@example.com
Tami Anderson – Event Logistics Coordinator, Alberta & NWT – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Nunley - Administrative Assistant, Alberta & NWT - email@example.com
Lindsay Anderson - Administrative Assistant Summer Student - firstname.lastname@example.org
Emaad Hussain - Logistics Assistant Summer Student - email@example.com
Jedrock Paines - Fundraising Assistant Summer Student - firstname.lastname@example.org