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JDRF, Interior BC Contact Info


JDRF Kelowna Office

PO Box 22037, Capri Centre

Kelowna, BC   V1Y 9N9


Shannon Jolley

Fundraising and 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.

Support & Connect At Diagnosis:

Bag of Hope: A free bag of resources including Rufus the T1D teddy bear

When a Child Has DiabetesA 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 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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