JDRF Youth Ambassador Presents MP Patrick Brown with a Hero Medallion

TORONTO (December 23, 2013) – Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament for Barrie and Chair of the All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus on Parliament Hill, is a devoted advocate of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and longstanding supporter of JDRF. For the past seven years, Patrick has been actively involved in raising awareness of T1D through several fundraising campaigns, which most recently include the 3rd Annual Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon on June 16, 2013, and the ING New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013. Through these fundraisers, Patrick has raised over $20,000 this year in support of T1D research.

An Appreciation Luncheon was held in Barrie on December 17, 2013 to commend Patrick for his continuous support. Noah Stock, a JDRF youth ambassador, presented Patrick with a Hero Medallion to thank him for his support and friendship that they have developed over the past few years. “Noah looks up to Patrick and he sees him as a hero,” said Noah’s dad, Jay Stock. “Patrick is not only helping our family but all Canadians living with T1D as he continues to advocate in the parliament.”

“On behalf of JDRF Canada, a special thank you to Patrick Brown for his dedication and continuous support to our organization,” said Dave Prowten, President and CEO, JDRF Canada. “We are deeply humbled by Patrick’s relentless commitment to raise awareness of T1D in support our mission to deliver a cure to every person living with T1D.”

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact

Sara Marano, JDRF Canada
[email protected]  

Samantha Flynn
Parliamentary Assistant to Patrick Brown, MP
[email protected]

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to T1D research. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.

For more information, please visit jdrf.ca

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