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Phone: 403-255-7100 | Toll-Free: 1-877-287-3533 | Fax: 403-253-6683
Table of Contents:
- Upcoming Local Events
- 2018 Picks & Plates Gala
- JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
- 2018 Revolution Ride
- Birdies for Kids
- Community Engagement
- Ways You Can Donate
- Third Party Events
- JDRF Staff
- April 21, 2018 - 2018 Picks & Plates Gala
- June 10, 2018 - JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Why not make attending Picks & Plates a little more luxurious and relaxing this year with JDRF's new VIP Package. This includes two Picks & Plates tickets, a one-night stay at 4.5 star Le Germain Hotel in a Signature King Room with valet parking, and breakfast provided by the Le Germain's house restaurant, CharCut, and more! VIP Packages are extremely limited and won't last long!
- Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
- Time: 6:00 pm
- Location: Hudson, 200 8 Avenue S.W., 6th Floor, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5
- General Admission: $135
- To purchase tickets click here
Join us at Hudson, Calgary's newest premier event space on the sixth floor of the Hudson's Bay Building for an exciting evening of canapes, comedy, and accoustic melodies. This year's Picks & Plates will feature an exclusive performance by Vancouver-based comedian and type 1 advocate, Erica Sgurdson and cocktail hour entertainment from CTV's The Launch Contestant, Amy Bishop! With delicious appetizers provided by renowned Calgary restaurant, The Guild dessert from Calgary's own, Fiasco Gelato and fantastic silent and live auctions, you won't want to miss Picks & Plates!
Thank You To Our Sponsors:
Auction Services Provided By:
Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win one round trip flight for two (2) people to any scheduled WestJet destination (charters exempt) - subject to booking availability.
- $50.00 Per Ticket
- Only 200 Tickets Printed
- Draw will take place April 21, 2018
WOW! Registration for this year's #JDRFWalk to Cure Diabetes is off to a record-breaking start in cities all across Canada. We are excited by your enthusiasm and inspired by your demonstration of commitment to the 25th Anniversary of our walk.
Find inspiration, courage and strength from everyone who will walk proudly alongside you, raising money for a cause that is close to your heart - and theirs.
Part of something big, you will be joining over 40,000 Canadians from coast to coast to raise $5.4 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. With your help, we can get closer to creating a world without T1D.
REGISTER TODAY and let's keep the momentum going strong!
- Calgary - Sunday, June 10 - Stanley Park
- Lethbridge - Saturday, May 26 - Nicholas Sheran Park
- Medicine Hat - Saturday, May 12 - Echo Dale Regional Park
- (More information coming soon!)
For more information please contact email@example.com or 403-255-7100.
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. Close to a hundred 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. For more information, please contact Katie Von Hansen or 403-255-7100.
Birdies for Kids Program presented by AltaLink Makes Your Donation Go Even Further with Matching up to 50%!
JDRF is proud to announce that we have once again been selected for the Birdies for Kids Program, presented by AltaLink! Birdies for Kids is a non-profit program that is run within the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation which was formed in conjunction with the Shaw Charity Classic Golf Tournament. The motto for the tournament’s charitable efforts is “Helping Kids, Changing Lives”.
Through JDRF’s participation in the Birdies for Kids program, the foundation has the ability to engage the community, create awareness during the tournament and most importantly, raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Through the Birdies for Kids program, not only are all the administrative costs covered by the Shaw Charity Classic Tournament so 100% of the funds raised go directly to T1D research but donations will be matched up to 50% by the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation!
To make a donation to Birdies for Kids on JDRF’s behalf, CLICK HERE.
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 loved one of an individual 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, your child, or loved one from living a full and active life. As time goes by, everyone will gain knowledge, confidence, and be able to celebrate successes, learn from mistakes, and move away from the intense feelings that are common after diagnosis.
Until there is a cure, we want to provide information that will help you cope with the burdens that T1D can impose, and take advantage of the help that is presently available. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 403-255-7100
TrialNet is an international consortium dedicated to advancing the science of prevention and early treatment to preserve residual insulin secretion in type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Natural History Studies are being conducted to learn more about what causes T1D and to find out what might predict the development of the disease. These studies provide close monitoring to individuals "at risk" for developing T1D. Individuals at greater risk may be offered an opportunity to participate in a prevention study.
Screening involves a simple blood test to look for diabetes-related autoantibodies that may appear years before T1D develops. Relatives of individuals with T1D have an approximate 3% - 4% chance of having autoantibodies in their blood associated with T1D. We encourage you to participate in the study if you are able.
For eligibility and more information, please visit: www.diabetestrialnet.org.
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 what they can do to 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 health care 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 health care professionals.
For more information, please contact Katie Von Hansen or 403-255-7100.
We are always looking for good people to help with a variety of fundraising events and office assistance! If you are interested in volunteering with JDRF please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-255-7100.
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for the JDRF Canada. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate you RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle to JDRF through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled, or sold at auction depending on its condition, age, and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your charity to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, JDRF will send you a tax receipt within 45 days.
For more information please contact email@example.com or 403-255-7100.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-255-7100.
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. JDRF Calgary is an official drop off location for your unneeded 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 403-255-7100.
Are you ready to organize your own fundraising event for JDRF or simply have a creative 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 more information on how to get started on all types of third party JDRF fundraisers, everything from bake sales to golf tournaments, please contact Pam Aldred
Duane Schreiner - Regional Manager, Alberta & NWT - email@example.com
Pam Aldred - Senior Fundraising Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Von Hansen - Senior Peer-to-Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator - email@example.com