New Brunswick and PEI

Gilles Gallant

Senior Peer-to-Peer & Community Engagement Coordinator

1589 Route 950, Trois Ruisseaux NB  E4N2Y6

T: 506.227.5365


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JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Moncton

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and Participants!

Join us again on June 10th, 2018 for a day of fun and celebration at the Moncton Riverfront Park, Assomption Blvd for our annual Walk/Run to Cure Diabetes. It is a fun filled day with live music, food, face painting, inflatable games and more!

If you would like to register a team to Walk or Run call us at 506.227.5365 for more information. See our facebook event page for updates. Sign up your team now! We would like to thank our local event partners and sponsors: Armour Transportation System, The Town of Riverview, WestJet, the Running Room, Choix 99.9 l'Acadie Country, Today's Best Music K945 and Max FM 103.9. to Top

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Saint John 

The Saint John community is invited to come together again on May 27th, 2018, at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal for our annual Walk/Run to Cure Diabetes. Join this powerful movement to create a world without type 1 diabetes. Live music, snacks, face painting, inflatable games and much more in store for our participants!

If you would like to register a team to Walk or Run, call us at 506.227.5365 for more information. We would like to thank our local media sponsors for the event: CHSJ Country 94.1 fm and 97.3 the Wave! to Top

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Fredericton

In Fredericton, the JDRF annual Walk/Run to Cure Diabetes will take place on June 3rd, 2018 at Killarney Lake Lodge. Join the big JDRF family for a day of fun and celebration with live music, snacks, face painting, inflatable games and much more!

If you would like to register a team for Walk or Run, call Gilles at 506.227.5365 for more information.

JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

We would like to thank all the corporate partners who supported our Ride last year, helping JDRF raise critical research funds to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes!

For more information about the 2018 Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, contact Gilles at or call 1.506.227.5365.

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Fundraising in Your Community (Third Party Events)

What is a third party event? It is a fundraising event for JDRF, organized independently by an outside (third) party.  If your company, club, or group is interested in helping raise funds for JDRF, there are many ways to do so. From raffles to barbecues, bake sales, garage sales, car washes and golf tournaments, the only limit is your imagination!

If you are interested in hosting an event or would like more information,  
contact the JDRF office at 506.227.5365 or

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MBS Cyclebetes

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Congratulations to Mike LeBlanc and his team of volunteers along with Rick and his team at Mike's Bike Shop for their record breaking success!

The 2016 Ride raised over $30,500 for research! 

2017 is our 10th year and they have contributed $180,000 to JDRF.

 MBS Cyclebetes  is a fully supported noncompetitive one day bike ride. Riders depart from Mike's Bike Shop in Dieppe. You can cycle up to 200 km for this event! For more information on this event drop us a line.

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 September 23, 2017

The fifth edition of Moncton’s Touch-A-Truck for JDRF, brought together over 8000 people to the Moncton Coliseum Parking Lot raising over $42,000 for type 1 diabetes research in 2016.

Join us again on September 23 for an amazing day of discovery for children with the opportunity to climb on trucks, crames, fire and police vehicles, snow clearing equipment and more!  

See our Facebook page for more details.

JDRF extends its warmest gratitude to Host Management and to all sponsors and partners who made the event possible. For more information about Moncton Touch-A-Truck, please visit or contact the HOST Management Office at 506.857.4255.

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Port City Beer Run

May 27, 2017

The second annual edition of the Port City Beer Run which took place in Saint John was another huge success, raising close to $10,000 for diabetes research! This amazing event is a 3, 5 or 10 km run (or walk) in the beautiful Port City of Saint John, NB, with beer sampling taking place at the Diamond Jubiliee Cruise Terminal, on Water Street.  A beautiful route, including a portion of Saint John’s very own Harbour Passage. A huge thank you to the organizing committee, all event sponsors, partners and volunteers for their ongoing support! For more information on our third annual run or to register, please visit our Facebook page.

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Community Engagement

Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope, which contains a variety of educational and reference materials to help newly diagnosed children and their families along the way.

As a special gift, children under the age of 12 will also receive a Rufus bear, The Bear with Diabetes™, designed to help children cope and learn about insulin injections.

To receive your Bag of Hope, please contact Gilles Gallant at 506.227.5365 or email

Mentor Program

Your child has just been diagnosed with diabetes - what do you do now?  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.

You are not alone - JDRF's Mentor Program Volunteers can help.

The Mentor Program can provide much needed emotional support, information about diabetes resources, education about what families can do to help find a cure, and most of all, be a good listener.  JDRF's Family Network is free of charge, and we are here to help as long as you need it.  

For more information or just someone to talk to who has walked in your shoes contact our Outreach Volunteers Janelle or Audrey.

Local Support Groups

There are several support groups that meet throughout New Brunswick to provide peer support to families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

For more information on dates, locations and format of these group meetings, please contact Gilles Gallant at 506.227.5365 or send an email.

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Whether it's the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Ride for Diabetes Research, or any other JDRF event that takes place during the year, they all require a considerable amount of volunteer help.

This help can be pre-event, working on one of many committees involving recruitment of participants, solicitation of sponsorships for items and services, or day-of event duties such as registration, route supervision, kids activities, barbecue/refreshment area, etc.

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available, please contact Gilles Gallant at 506.227.5365 or e mail

Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!

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