Southern Alberta

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#300, 1725 – 10th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0K1
Phone: 403-255-7100 | Toll-Free: 1-877-287-3533 | Fax: 403-253-6683
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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

 


Picks & Plates 2020

Thank you to eveyone who supported our Picks & Plates Online Auction. 

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2020 Picks & Plates! 

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Community Engagement

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 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 [email protected]

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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 us at [email protected] or 403-255-7100

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TrialNet

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.

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Mentorship Program

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.

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Volunteers

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 [email protected] or 403-255-7100.

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Ways You Can Donate

Donate A Car Canada

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 protected] or 403-255-7100.

Memorials & 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 [email protected] or 403-255-7100.

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. 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.

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Third Party Events

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

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JDRF Staff

Duane Schreiner - Regional Manager, Alberta & NWT - [email protected]

Pam Aldred - Senior Fundraising Coordinator - [email protected]

Katie Von Hansen - Peer-to-Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Manager - [email protected]

Tamrin Heardt - Manager Major Gifts - [email protected]

Catharine DeCosta - Temporary Fundraising Assistant

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Lets turn type one into type none