One on One – March

One on One – March

Ashlyn Gueits Just 2 weeks before her 12th birthday in July 1998, Ashlyn Gueits was diagnosed with T1D at Mt. Sanai Hospital.  As a competitive gymnast, she had noticed that her practices were not going well, but having no family history of T1D, her diagnosis came as a shock.  But, if you have met Ashlyn, […]

Volunteer Spotlight – March

Volunteer Spotlight – March

When asked to define volunteerism, there are many facets a person must consider. Volunteering can be depicted through time, treasure, or talent, and when it comes to finding the cure for Juvenile Diabetes, there is no limit that JDRF isn’t willing to surpass. All of the success and developments achieved by JDRF would not be […]

Volunteer Spotlight – February

Volunteer Spotlight – February

If you’re looking to get more involved or need inspiration to volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (hereafter, JDRF), a great place to start would be meeting Jennifer Lange or Cheryl Rubinton! Brought to JDRF by the T1D diagnosis of their children, Cami and Michael, both Chery & Jennifer have significantly impacted the success […]

One on One – February

One on One – February

Lucas and Mark Lye It’s true that our T1D children are often more mature and responsible than their peers, but Lucas Lye is that and so much more! In the fourth grade, and soon to be 10 years old, Lucas is an inspiration and a mighty advocate. He doesn’t remember much about his diagnosis in […]

Florida Suncoast Youth Ambassador Program

Florida Suncoast Youth Ambassador Program

Thank you to Tricia Wilkinson and Michelle Lang! Tricia and Michelle have taken over the Youth Ambassador Program for our chapter. They are looking for two parents to help out and represent the northern end of our chapter to help with the program. If interested, please contact Tricia at Wilkinsonzoo@earthlink.net If your child has been […]

Silvestri Travel

Silvestri Travel

Silvestri Travel will donate 25% of profits quarterly for all bookings made by JDRF members of the travel club, for any of their travel needs!   to sign up for the travel club! Thank you Silvestri Travel for this generous opportunity! In addition to this fundraiser there is a special River Cruise departing September 11, […]

“Close”

“Close”

When most of us think about type 1 diabetes and JDRF, one of the things that everyone thinks about is how we are coming closer to a cure everyday, all because of generous people like Mr. Darryl Pottorf. When world renowned artist, Darryl Pottorf, became aware of JDRF and the research we’re doing to turn […]

JDRF Research in the News

JDRF Research in the News

It’s certainly an exciting time in the research of T1D therapies, and people are taking notice. Something we’re very excited about is the upcoming clinical trial of ViaCyte’s Encapsulated cell therapy. JDRF will fund $7 million to help ensure a rapid transition of the project into the clinical phase of development. ViaCyte’s innovative VC-01 product candidate […]