New Brunswick and PEI

Jessica Melanson

Senior Peer-to-Peer & Community Engagement Coordinator

PO Box 20021, Oromocto Shopping Mall, Oromocto, NB E2V 1B0

T: 506.227.5365

[email protected]


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 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - Moncton

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Join us again on June 9th, 2019 for a day of fun and celebration at the Moncton Riverfront Park, 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 page for updates. Sign up your team now! We would like to thank our local event partners and sponsors: Armour Transportation System, WestJet, Town of Riverview and the Running Room.

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Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - Saint John 

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The Saint John community is invited to come together again on June 15th at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal for our annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. Join this powerful movement to create a world without type 1 diabetes. A DJ playing music, snacks, face painting, inflatable games and much more in store for our participants!

If you would like to register a team for Walk or get more information, call us at 506.227.5365 or email [email protected].

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Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - Fredericton

Sunday, June 2, 2019

In Fredericton, the JDRF annual Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place on June 2 at Killarney Lake Lodge. Join the big JDRF family for a day of fun and celebration with music, snacks, face painting, inflatable games and much more!

If you would like to register a team for the Walk, please call Jessica at 506.227.5365 for more information.

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Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - Charlottetown

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

In Charlottetown, the JDRF annual Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place on September 29 at Victoria Park. Join the JDRF family for a day of fun and celebration with music, snacks, face painting, inflatable games and much more!

For more information on the event or to register a team, please contact Jessica at 506.227.5365 or [email protected].

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Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

We would like to thank all the corporate partners who support our Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes across the country, helping JDRF raise critical research funds to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes!

JDRF offers vRide opportunities for local corporate partners interested in promoting the team building of their employees, all the while making a difference in the local community.

For more information about the vRide opportunities, contact Jessica at [email protected] or call 506.227.5365.

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Fundraising in Your Community (Third Party Events)

A third party event 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 BBQ, 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 [email protected].

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MBS Cyclebetes

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Congratulations to Mike LeBlanc, Rick and the entire team of volunteers and supporters from Mike's Bike Shop for their continued record breaking success!

The 2018 Ride raised over $20,500, which totaled over $200,000 to JDRF and diabetes research for the past ten years!

Please join the 12th edition of the MBS Cyclebetes, 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.

Volunteers are needed and appreciated to help out on Ride Day!


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Saturday, September 28, 2019

The sixth 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 2018.

Join us again on September 28 for an amazing day of discovery for children with the opportunity to climb on trucks, cranes, 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.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor

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Port City Beer Run

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

The 5th annual edition of the Port City Beer Run taking place in Saint John is looking to be another huge success. Last year raised almost $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 5th 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 Jessica at 506.227.5365 or email [email protected].

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 T1D management, research and many more. 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, please reach out to [email protected].

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 Jessica at 506.227.5365 or send an email to [email protected].

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Whether it's the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes, 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, like working on a committee and helping with participant recruitment, sponsorship solicitation, etc, as well as day-of-event duties, including registration, route supervision, kids activities, refreshment area, etc.

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available, please contact Jessica at 506.227.5365 or e-mail [email protected].

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

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Lets turn type one into type none