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Burlington ON L7M 4A3

Tel: 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662



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Upcoming Events

2019 Research Night

You are invited!

Wednesday March 27th 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Winona Vine Estates
269 Glover Rd., Stoney Creek
(light refreshments will be served)

Keynote Speaker:    Philip M Toleikis, President  CEO
    Sernova Corp.

Topic:  Update on Sernova Cell Pouch System™

Please RSVP to Anne Martin by March 20th 2019
905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662

Take time to visit our Exhibitor Booths
Check out more about Sernova and their research.

Please share the invitation below with anyone you think may be interested in attending.

Research Night Invitation

This research night is presented by:


Hamilton Walk Kick Off



To attend the 2019 JDRF Family Bowling Event & Hamilton Walk Kick Off!

Sunday, April 7th 2019
4pm - 6pm
Burlington Bowl
4065 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON

Free admission includes:
2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza & pop (incl. gluten free)

Please RSVP by April 1st 2019
(with names & ages of children attending)
to Anne Martin  (905) 664-1432 – amartin@jdrf.ca

Local sponsors:


Registration is open for the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF

The dates of the three local events that are taking place in 2019 are:

Walk Event Date Location
Hamilton  Sunday, June 9th Pier 4 Park, 64 Leander Drive
Brantford Sunday, June 23rd D’Aubigny Creek Park, 5 Oakhill Drive
Niagara Region  Sunday, September 8th Grantham Lions Club, 732 Niagara St., St Catharines


Teams have already started to register, and we would love to have you register your team today at http://jdrfwalk.ca/ and join those that have already registered and committed to helping us to find a cure for T1D.

Why not recruit a team of walkers from your place of work?  While our event is largely attended by families, we always welcome corporate teams, or individual walkers, to participate and help us in our fundraising efforts, please call the office at 905-664-1432 or 1-866-602-6662 for further information on any of these local Walk events.

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 amartin@jdrf.ca to find out how you can help with the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF.

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JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial

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 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 Anne Martin at 905-664-1432 or email amartin@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 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, 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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