Newfoundland and Labrador

Amanda Kane
Senior Peer to Peer Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator

PO Box 383, Holyrood, NL A0A 2R0
akane@jdrf.ca
(709) 987-0238


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Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF-St. John’s

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

The Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF is taking place on Sunday June 9th, 2019 at the Paradise Rotary Youth Complex in Paradise, NL. Event registration, food and activities will all be inside, while the walk will happen outside. The event promises to be a huge celebration for the entire type 1 diabetes community in Newfoundland & Labrador! 

Whether this is your first year or you are a returning participant, we want you to be a part of this year's celebration. Join us, reconnect with old friends, make new ones and come support the best type 1 diabetes research in the world!

Please register and help us turn Type One to Type None!

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Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF-Corner Brook

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Sun LIfe Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF is heading to the West Coast on Sunday, September 22, 2019. It will bring together all the people connected to type 1 diabetes in the area at Margaret Bowater Park. The event will consist of a Walk followed by a BBQ and socialization; it will mobilise the entire T1D community on the West Coast of NL for a day of fun and celebration.

Please register for the event to help us advance the best T1D research projects!

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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 2019 vRide opportunities, contact Amanda at akane@jdrf.ca or call (709) 987-0238. 

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JDRF Community Engagement
All Stages - All Ages


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.

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 Amanda at (709) 987-0238 or email akane@jdrf.ca.


T1D Parent Support Group

Living with T1D is a challenge. There is a lot to learn in order to manage diabetes day-to-day. You can get support and guidance from other parents at the JDRF Parent Support Group. The group meets the first Wednesday each month at Coffee Matters, Mount Pearl.

Contact akane@jdrf.ca for more information.


Adult T1D Group

The Adult T1D Group is a group of adults with type 1 diabetes who are dedicated to helping each other manage the highs and lows of living with diabetes. The group connects via email, meetings, activities and Facebook. For more information on the group, contact our JDRF volunteer Penney.

Community Events or Upcoming Events

Sugarless Sweet Halloween Event - October 27th, St.John's

World Diabetes Day Light it Up Blue Event - November 14th, St.John's

Downtown Christmas Parade - November 24th, St.John's

Holiday Wishes Donor Recognition Event - December 8th, St.John's

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Volunteer Opportunities

Whether it's the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Ride to Defeat Diabetes, or any other JDRF event, 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 Amanda at (709) 987-0238 or email akane@jdrf.ca.

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

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Fundraise Your Way (Third Party Events)

A third party event is a fundraising event in support of JDRF, organized independently by an outside (third) party.

If your company, service club, or group is interested in helping raise funds for JDRF, we would love to hear from you. From raffles to bake sales, BBQs to carnivals, the only limit is your imagination!

If you wish to host a third party event in support of JDRF, please contact Amanda at (709) 987-0238 or via email at akane@jdrf.ca.


Diabetes for a Day Campaign

September-December 2019

"Diabetes for a Day" Campaign, organised by Mr. Kevin Peters, COO of Hickman Automotive Group, rallies the corporate community in Eastern Newfoundland to build awareness and support type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. This innovative event is a 90 Days for Diabetes Challenge inviting participants on a journey to improved health and wellness. The event aims to raise $50,000 for JDRF and all funds raised during the Campaign will accelerate the pace of the best T1D research. 

For more information, please contact Kevin Peters:  Tel: (709) 685-0100 or kpeters@hickmangroup.net.

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Lets turn type one into type none