PO Box 93085
Headon Road PO
Burlington ON L7M 4A3

Tel: 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662



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You are invited!!
JDRF Family Bowling Event and Walk Kick Off

Sunday April 8th, 2018
Burlington Bowl - 4065 Harvester Rd, Burlington
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Includes: 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza & pop (incl. gluten free)

Please RSVP by April 1st, 2018
(with names & ages of children attending) to Anne Martin:
(905) 664-1432 or amartin@jdrf.ca
Download your JDRF Family Bowling Event and Walk Kick Off Invitation.

Teams are registering for the upcoming Walk to Cure Diabetes Events!

Hamilton – Sunday June 10th – Pier 4 Park, 64 Leander Drive
Brantford – Sunday June 24th – D’Aubigny Creek Park, 5 Oakhill Drive
Sunday September 9th – Grantham Lions Park – 732 Niagara St., St Catharine’s.

You can register YOUR team today at http://jdrfwalk.ca/
and join the many walkers who are committed to finding a cure for T1D.
Are you looking for new ways to fundraise and show your support of JDRF?
Have you considered:
Recruiting a team from your place of work, sports team, church or other groups?
Asking your employer for a corporate donation towards your team goal.
Hold a fundraiser at work, such as a car wash, BBQ, bake sale, book sale or dress down days for a toonie donation to JDRF.

There are many ways to fundraise, the only limit is your imagination,
call 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662 for other ideas to try.
As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the Walk to Cure Diabetes, we want to try to re-connect with as many of our past Youth Ambassadors as possible, to find out how they are doing and to hopefully get some inspiring stories of living with T1D to share with the newly diagnosed families and their children that we meet every day.

If your child was an ambassador in any of our events, either Hamilton, Brantford or the Niagara Region Walks (which have been held in Welland, Niagara Falls and St Catharine’s over the years) we would love to hear from you.

Please share your stories with us by calling the office at 1.866.602.6662 or emailing Anne at amartin@jdrf.ca

As always we are looking for volunteers to assist with all our events, either on a committee recruiting walkers, soliciting the items we need to run the event, or volunteering your services on the day of the event. Call and find out know how you can lend your time and talent to the 25th anniversary Walk to Cure Diabetes.

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JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

Planning has started for the 2018 Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes event which is to take place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on Wednesday October 10th.

It is not too early to start thinking about entering your team of 5 riders – we are always looking for new corporate teams to participate in this fun, high energy event.

For all our past team captains, why not challenge another department/division/floor within your company to enter a team into the event, or maybe invite a company you do business with (or maybe a rival company) to participate, and either match, or beat the total your team raises.

Call 905 664 1432 or email Anne at amartin@jdrf.ca for further details.

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Host a T1D Fundraiser

Be a Diabetes Champion! Join our dedicated team of fundraisers by raising funds in support of diabetes research. 

There are countless ways to contribute! Host your own fundraiser….Join a community event….Rally your coworkers….Get your school involved. Your passion combined with our expertise will ensure your efforts make a big impact on the lives of Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We’ve made it easy for you to organize a fundraiser that is meaningful to you while raising funds for vital research. Choose a fundraising idea and then let us know what you want to do. We’ll provide you with all the tools and support you need to make it a success.

For more information on how to start your own event, please contact Francis at 647-789-2455 or email flanza@jdrf.ca

Get started with your fundraising event… 


Community Engagement Program and Local Support Group Meetings

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 Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

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 what families can do to help find a cure, and most of all, be a good listener. JDRF's Family Network is free of charge, and we are here to help as long as you need it. Please note: our volunteers are not healthcare professionals, and are unable to provide specific medical advice, for which you should contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.

If you would like information about the Mentor Program, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Local Support Groups

There are several support groups that meet in the Hamilton/Burlington/Niagara area to provide peer support to families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Hamilton & Area Parents Support Group: 
Wilf Ruland, 905.648.1296, deerspring1@gmail.com

Burlington & Oakville Parents Support Group: 
Christina McNaughton, 905.592.1372, christinamcnaughton@hotmail.com

Niagara T1D Families
Tracy Di Marco, 905.360.0351, niagarat1dfamilies@gmail.com

For more information on local JDRF family activities or our mentoring program for newly diagnosed families, please contact Anne Martin at amartin@jdrf.ca.

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Volunteers Wanted

Whether it's the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Revolution 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, working on one of many committees involving recruitment of participants, solicitation of sponsorships for items and services, or day-of-event duties such as registration, route supervision, kids activities, barbecue/refreshment area, etc.

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

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

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In Honour and In Memory Donations

You can make a donation to JDRF in honour of someone you love, or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Just call the office and we can easily process your donation and send out a personalized card on your behalf to the person being honoured.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away, we will send a card to their next of kin to acknowledge your donation to JDRF in memory of their loved one.

Call Anne Martin for further details at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or amartin@jdrf.ca.

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