- JDRF, Interior BC Contact Information
- JDRF Rockin' for Research Gala, presented by Sandman
- 2020 Meet a Machine (Kamloops)
- 2020 Swing Fore the Cure (Kamloops)
- T1D Community Support
- Host Your Own Fundraiser
- Volunteer Opportunities
JDRF Kelowna Office
PO Box 22037, Capri Centre
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N9
Fundraising and Development Manager
250.765.7711 | [email protected]
Find us on Social Media:
Facebook: JDRF Okanagan & Kootenays and JDRF Thompson Cariboo
Instagram: @jdrfokanagan and @jdrfkamloops
Join us for the JDRF Rockin' For Research Gala presented by Sandman Hotel Group. Improving lives and accelerating research are what drives us at JDRF. Funds raised at this event will accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
Demonstrate how much you believe by purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or donating today! For more information on the Gala, visit rockinforresearch.com.
2020 Meet a Machine
For the past 5 years, Meet a Machine has provided hours of affordable family fun to Kamloops and surrounding communities. Given the current public health situation, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 event.
We’re disappointed, but we know this is the right decision. Your safety, and the safety of everyone in our community is too important.
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 Meet a Machine 2021 the best yet!
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.
Support & Connect At Diagnosis:
Bag of Hope: A free bag of resources including Rufus the T1D teddy bear
When a Child Has Diabetes: A book covering everything you need to know about T1D when diagnosed
Talk T1D: A peer support program connecting you to trained volunteers living with T1D
Support & Connect In Later Years:
Teen Youth Council: An online support network run by and for teens living with T1D
Talk T1D: Peer support with life-adjustments like pregnancy, retirement, or first jobs
T1D Insider: Regular emails with blogs about research and T1D lifestyle information
T1D Connect: Local free or low cost social and educational events for the T1D community
Advocacy: Join local, provincial and national campaigns to improve life for people living with T1D
For more information about the programs above, please contact Natalie Backerman at [email protected]
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.
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 Natalie Backerman at [email protected] or 604.292.2786.
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 your respective JDRF staff member:
604.292.2786 | [email protected]
Kelowna and Kootenays
250.765.7711 | [email protected]