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


Many thanks to the teams from the following companies who participated in the recent Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes in Hamilton

Your support is very much appreciated.

CIBC, Fuller LLP, KPMG, Meridian Credit Union, Novo Nordisk, RBC, RBC Dominion Securities, Re/Max, Scotiabank, Sun Life Financial and TD Financial.

The top five fundraising teams were:

Fuller LLP
Scotia Bikers
Meridian Credit Union Team One
Ruby’s Riders (TD)
RBC Greater Hamilton

Thanks also to the many volunteers who donate their time and energy, to make the event possible, either by helping out before the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial, or on the event day itself, we could not hold these events without an amazing group of volunteers.

Burlington vRide

The Burlington Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes was held at The Fitness Firm, Plains Rd., Burlington on World Diabetes Day. 

We would like to express our sincere thanks to them for hosting our event and raising funds along with the teams from BMO, Cambridge LLP, Deloitte and VelocityEHS.  Together they raised over $12,000 for JDRF.  We would also like to say thank you to the volunteers who assisted with the event, and to our Youth Ambassador Ava Shutt for sharing her story with the Riders before the event.

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Several local schools participated in awareness and fundraising activities for National Diabetes Awareness Day.  

Many thanks go to the staff and students of Our Lady of Fatima, James Hillier Public, Beacon Christian, Michaelle Jeanne, W H Ballard and A M Cunningham schools, for spreading awareness in their communities, and raising over $1,300 to help find a cure for T1D.  We greatly appreciate their support.

Many thanks also go to the parents involved in spearheading these initiatives in their children’s schools.


Thank you to the many teams, walkers, donors, sponsors and volunteers for another successful Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF season, your support truly makes a difference in the life of a child living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF at Hamilton raised $131,869

Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF at Brantford raised $39,329

Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF at St Catharines raised $41,188

It is not too early to think about the 2019 event, and we are looking for people to join each of the volunteer committees to help with the planning.

We are looking for people to help recruit participants (including new family and new corporate teams) to help secure sponsorships or donations, or for any of the day of activities such as set up/tear down, registration/incentive hand out, rest stop/refreshments, kids area etc.  The committees start working early in the New Year and usually meets once a month until the event day.  If you are interested in joining one of our local walk committees, in Hamilton, Brantford or the Niagara Region, please call Anne Martin at 905 664 1432 (1 866 602 6662) or e mail amartin@jdrf.ca for information on how you can help – your time and talent is very much appreciated.


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JDRF was proud to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the 3rd Annual Chef Wars! held on October 18th at the HWT Centre in Hamilton.
Many thanks to organizer Romeo Crugnale and his committee of volunteers from Feed the Social and Nosh Hamilton, and all the Chef’s and restaurants who took part in this competition.  Over $5,000 was donated to JDRF.

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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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