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JDRF, Interior BC Contact Info


JDRF Kelowna Office

PO Box 22037, Capri Centre

Kelowna, BC   V1Y 9N9


Shannon Jolley

Development Manager

250.765.7711 | [email protected]


JDRF Rockin' for Research Gala
presented by Sandman

Thank you for supporting us at the JDRF Rockin' For Research Gala presented by Sandman Hotel Group.  We raised $720,000 to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.  Watch this space, or visit for information on our 2021 event when it becomes availble.

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2020 Meet a Machine


For the past 5 years, Meet a Machine has provided hours of affordable family fun to Kamloops and surrounding communities.  We’re disappointed to have missed you in 2020.    

Thank you for your past support, and for helping us to contribute much needed funds for type 1 diabetes research.  We are already working on plans to make the next Meet a Machine our best yet!

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Swing Fore The Cure

150 golfers, 30 sponsors, 40 volunteers, and a goal of $40,000 for type 1 diabetes research!  Please join us for a fun-filled day that includes 18 holes of golf, a first-class dinner, silent auction, and prizes!  The event has been postponed for 2020, but keep an eye on this page as we look towards our next event!

For more information, please contact Shannon Jolley at [email protected] or 250.765.7711.

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T1D Community Support

JDRF breaks the barrier of isolation by connecting members of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community to each other as well as opportunities to improve outcomes for people living with T1D.  Recognizing that diagnosis can take place at any age, and that T1D can impact your life decades after diagnosis, we offer a variety of services and opportunities to engage across the lifetime.

JDRF is grateful to our community partners such as the BC Interior Community Foundation who are supporting JDRF with a grant for our Community Engagement Program.


Blog: Information on research, events, activities and news from the T1D community across Canada.  Subscribe to the T1D Insider newsletter.

Bag of Hope: Free bag filled with useful resources for families with newly diagnosed children, and Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes®.

Talk T1D: information on upcoming educational events and community hang outs to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes. 

Talk T1D Peer Support:  one-on-one support for people impacted by T1D from trained volunteers who have been there.  Our volunteers understand the challenges of living with T1D and are there to provide emotional support and connect you with resources across Canada.

Toddler-School Age Resources:  articles and downloads to help you with your young T1D child.

Adult Resources: articles and resources for anyone dealing with T1D. 

Advocacy: Join local, provincial and national campaigns to improve life for people living with T1D

For more information about the programs above, please contact Shannon Jolley at [email protected] or 250.765.7711.

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Community Engagement

Thank you to BC Interior Community Foundation who are supporting JDRF with a Smart and Caring Fund grant for our Community Engagement Program. This program brings together and supports the T1D community in the Thompson Cariboo through the Bag of Hope for newly diagnosed families, the Talk T1D mentor program and the Youth Ambassador program, along with community engagement events.

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Host Your Own Fundraiser!

Hosting your own fundraiser is a great way to show support, increase awareness and raise money for T1D research!  Click here for to access the JDRF Community Event portal, and for more information, please contact Shannon Jolley at [email protected] or 250.765.7711.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We couldn't do what we do without our volunteers!  Interested in helping out at the Walk, being a mentor, joining a committee or helping any any other way, please let us know!  You can sign up as a volunteer here. For more information about volunteering with JDRF, please contact Shannon Jolley at [email protected] or 250.765.7711.



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