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Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

Registration is now open!

Location: The Factory, 100 Kellogg Lane, London, ON
Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2019.
Rides at 2pm & 3pm.

The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in cities across Canada. Ride challenges Canadians to pedal for a cure and raise critical funds for type 1 diabetes research.

Interested in learning more about the Ride, registering, or setting up your own Ride for JDRF and improving the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with T1D? Watch our Ride video, and connect with us today:


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Thank you so much to our type 1 families and friends for coming out to the JDRF Walks this year!  The weather was great, we all had fun and together raised a huge amount of money for critical type 1 research! 

Thank you to our committees and volunteers for helping make our walks a great success! We can't wait to see you in 2020! 

Sarnia Walk:


Chatham Walk:

London Walk:


 Fundraise Your Way - Third Party Events

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 co-workers….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

Get started with your fundraising event…

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Community Engagement

Newly Diagnosed?

If you have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you're not alone. JDRF is here to answer your questions and help you manage the changes diabetes brings to your life. 


Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope which contains a variety of educational and reference materials that will help you along the way. As a special gift, children will also receive Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes, designed to help children cope and learn about insulin injections.
 For more information, please contact Melissa Power at


Youth Council

This is a group of 13 to 18 year-olds who are excited about meeting new people, developing leadership skills, and having fun! They are young, energetic, and passionate about making a difference. The JDRF London Youth Council wants to hear from you! 
For more information, please contact Melissa Power at


Youth Ambassadors

The JDRF Youth Ambassador program supports young people with T1D to engage their communities and raise awareness about T1D. If you know a passionate youth who lives with T1D, is committed to the mission of JDRF, and would like to make some positive noise about T1D, contact Melissa Power at for more details on the program.


School Walk Program

Too often parents with children who live with T1D find their schools are not sufficiently informed about diabetes and its complications.
Encouraging a Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes to be held at your child’s school can assist in building the much needed awareness within the student body and teachers, and provide a safe learning environment for students with diabetes.
The School Walk is a fun-filled day for teachers, volunteers, and children, and is a great way to raise funds for JDRF.
Register your school today.

For more information, please contact Melissa Power at

Mentor Program

Your child/teen or maybe yourself has been newly diagnosed with T1D & you're feeling overwhelmed & alone. You aren't alone & JDRF can help by matching you with a mentor; trained volunteers who understand what you are going through & can connect you with helpful resources in your area.

For more information contact Melissa Power at

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Volunteering with JDRF

We need your help!

There are many ways you can help make a difference:

  • Help out at the office. We have mailings to stuff, stamps to stick, photos to file, envelopes to seal, media calls to make, and our database to keep up-to-date!

  • Work at an event. Be part of the team. Each year JDRF needs a virtual army of volunteers to make our fabulous events a success!

  • Serve on a committee. Help develop the Chapter’s communications strategy. Be part of the Public Outreach Program. Serve on our Corporate Recruitment or Development committees. Coordinate a TELUS Walk site. Help organize a Gala program. Solicit items for our event auctions. Our committees give our Chapter its sparkle!

  • Participate in our Government Relations Program. Let your voice be heard! Sign up to be an advocate and contact your Member of Parliament about diabetes-related policies.

  • Join our Third-party Events Program. Hold a party for JDRF! Coordinate a garage sale or a special shopping day with the dollars raised benefiting JDRF and diabetes research. The only limit is your imagination!

  • Donate through your business. Make a gift of your printing or design services. Contribute your photography skills. Use your public relations firm to help get press for a Chapter event. Donate a company product or an item for our live and silent auctions. Make your restaurant, golf course, or other facility available at no charge for JDRF events.

Help take us one step closer to a cure!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us!

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Lets turn type one into type none