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
- JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial
- Fundraise Your Way - Third Party Events
- Community Engagement and Local Support Group Meetings
- Volunteer Opportunities
Walk Volunteers Needed:
As always we are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning of all our Walk events.
There are many different positions open, whether you are interested in recruiting corporate teams, or networking with families to recruit and encourage other families to participate.
Do you have corporate contacts interested in making a donation, or a sponsorship opportunity?
Are you interested in any of several event day opportunities, from registration, incentive hand out, route supervision, kids area, BBQ and refreshment areas. However you are able to share your time and talents, we want to hear from you.
Call Anne at 905-664-1432 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help with the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF.
The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes is in the early planning stages, and further information will follow shortly.
BUT, we want to expand the number of companies and businesses who will be joining us in October!
It is not too early to find out more about how you can enter your team of 5 riders and join the other teams from the banking, legal, real estate and insurance sectors that come out and Ride to Defeat Diabetes.
The Ride is a fun, high energy event, with teams of 5 riders who take turns riding for 7 minutes each on their designated bike while raising a minimum of $125 each ($625 per team)
There are two ride hours to choose from, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and the event is a great networking and team building opportunity for you and your colleagues, that takes just an hour out of your day.
Call Anne at 905-664-1432 or email email@example.com for further details.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!
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.