PO Box 93085
Headon Road PO
Burlington ON L7M 4A3
Tel: 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662
Table of Contents:
- Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF
- Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF
- Fundraise Your Way - Third Party Events
- Community Engagement and Local Support Group Meetings
- Volunteer Opportunities
On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF will be taking place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West.
The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a fun, high energy event in which teams of 5 riders take turns riding a stationary bike for 7 minutes each in their chosen ride hour. It is a great opportunity for teambuilding and networking while raising funds for a great cause!
There are two ride hours to choose from, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
It is not too early to register your team and start to recruit your team of 5 riders. We are looking to recruit teams from many different sectors, from banking, legal, accounting, real estate, insurance and more… you don’t have to have a full team recruited in order to register and reserve your bike! The earlier the better!
Call Anne at 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662 for more information, or register your Ride team today at jdrfride.ca
Host a T1D Fundraiser
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Burlington & Oakville Parents Support Group:
Christina McNaughton, 905.592.1372, email@example.com
Niagara T1D Families
Tracy Di Marco, 905.360.0351, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on local JDRF family activities or our mentoring program for newly diagnosed families, please contact Anne Martin at email@example.com.
Whether it's the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!
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 email@example.com.