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 […]
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 […]
There was a great article in the Herald-Tribune about Daniel Kemp, who has had diabetes for 10 years, about how he manages his diabetes as an athlete. Check it out here!
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week the Naples Daily News published a great article about one of our chapters Youth Ambassadors, Joe Lang, Joe was diagnosed with T1D in 2010 but the one thing he didn’t want to do was give up playing the sports he loves. He’s determined not to let diabetes stop him from being a great […]