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1. Mark Nicholson: Volunteer Profile

We recently had the opportunity to speak to Mark Nicholson, a long-time JDRF volunteer and supporter about his experience volunteering and why he continues to support JDRF. We are so thankful for the thousands of volunteers that support JDRF each year. 


2. 14-Year-Old from Vancouver to Represent Canada at JDRF 2015 Children's Congress

Jack, 14 of Vancouver, has big plans for this summer. He has been selected by JDRF to join 160 other children from around the world in Washington, D.C., to remind U.S. Members of Congress of the vital need to continue supporting research that aims to reduce the burden they all share of living ...


3. 14-Year-Old from Vancouver to Represent Canada at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress

Jack, 14 of Vancouver, has big plans for this summer. He has been selected by JDRF to join 160 other children from around the world in Washington, D.C., to remind U.S. Members of Congress of the vital need to continue supporting research that aims to reduce the burden they all share of living ...


4. JDRF Advocacy Newsletter is online!

Want to learn more about how you can become an advocate for JDRF? Being a JDRF Advocate is easy and doesn’t require a lot of your time – which is the most important contribution you can make.


5. Kids for a Cure Awareness Day 2014 Delegate Profile: Preston Swan- Merrison "Swanny"

Kids for a Cure Awareness Day is going to change my life! I will finally be able to talk about T1D with MP’s in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. They will get the chance to hear my story and learn what a 12 year old boy is doing to fund research and how they can help too!


6. National Volunteer Week 2014: Advocating for a World Without Type 1 Diabetes

When it comes to fighting diabetes, there is strength in numbers. Across Canada more than 3,300 JDRF advocates are working together in making their voices heard in the federal and provincial governments. JDRF advocates build bonds with elected officials by sharing their personal ...


7. Melissa Arnold is our August “Volunteer of the Month”

JDRF continues to rely on the support and dedication of our many volunteers across Canada. We are happy to highlight Melissa Arnold of Halifax, Nova Scotia who is our August Volunteer of the Month.


8. Gala Volunteers are Celebrated for their Contributions

“As National Volunteer Week approaches, it is only fitting to recognize the many volunteers that selflessly dedicate their time and talent to help JDRF advance its fundraising programs. Whether it be walk, ride, gala, outreach, major gifts, government relations, events or administration, we are ...


9. Advocates Make the Voice of JDRF Stronger

“Every day, JDRF Advocacy brings together people who have type 1 diabetes (T1D), or a connection to someone with diabetes who are interested in making their voices heard. Across Canada, more than 3,200 JDRF advocates are working together to build bonds among those who are personally affected by ...


10. T1D Rise Among Youth Highlights the Importance of Renewed Research Funding

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released results from their latest SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. The data revealed a 23 percent growth in type 1 diabetes (T1D) prevalence, between 2001 and 2009, in Americans under age 20. ...


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