Volunteer Spotlight – September

Volunteer Spotlight – September

It was Winston Churchill who once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” One of our most devoted Suncoast volunteers, Laurie Lachowitzer, just keeps on giving because she wants to make life better for all of our T1D families. Laurie was one of the […]

One-on-One September

One-on-One September

At the age of sixteen, most people are only focused on which car they want, which college they will go to, or what movie they want to see on Friday night. However, the focus of a sixteen year old with Type 1 is much different. In addition to all of the emotional highs and lows […]

Fort Myers One Walk

Fort Myers One Walk

Our JDRF thanks and welcome to the JDRF One Walk – Fort Myers chairs. Chengi Muyambo of Sponsor Pages is serving as our Event Chair working with Debra Nashed of Debonair Travel and Dr. Peter NDiangui of the African Network of SWFL serving as co-chairs of our Corporate Committee; Madeline Scoular of Scoular Image is […]

2015 Giving Challenge

2015 Giving Challenge

The Giving Challenge is back! The Community Foundation has once again chosen JDRF as one of it’s charities to participate in this event! Starting on September 1, 2015 you will have 24 hours to donate to this fundraiser and help JDRF receive a match on your donation! Click here for more information and keep an […]

One on One – August

One on One – August

It is a common misconception that you have to be an adult in order to make a change. That you need money, power, and incomparable wisdom in order for people to take you seriously. All of that can be disproved by the impressive actions and advancements accomplished by one of our Chapter’s amazing teenagers, Andrew […]

Volunteer Spotlight – August

Volunteer Spotlight – August

As parents of children living with T1D, we often admire their bravery, resilience, and maturity. But there may be another pretty amazing child living in your home ~ the sibling without T1D, who I sometimes refer to as the “shadow child”. Often, they really do take a backseat to the family focus of caring for […]

One on One – July

One on One – July

Many people become involved with JDRF because they have a family member with Type 1, or because they personally are Type 1. However, it isn’t as common to find someone who is both personally effeted and has a Type 1 child. Someone who, although is multilaterally-effected, has not let diabetes stand in her way, or […]

Volunteer Spotlight – July

Volunteer Spotlight – July

Compassionate. Kind. Committed. You may know somebody who possesses one of those qualities, but if you know a sweet, helpful JDRF Suncoast volunteer who exemplifies all 3 of those qualities, then you’ve probably met Kristanne Korsch! Kristanne is one of our most faithful volunteers, always ready at a moment’s notice to jump in and do […]

One-on-One – June

One-on-One – June

We all know that our teens are running around from one activity to the next, but that is literally the case with Alyssa Danner! She is one busy young lady who is not letting T1D slow her down. She is a role model not only to pre-teen girls, but to all of us about living […]

Volunteer Spotlight – June

Volunteer Spotlight – June

JDRF Volunteer Spotlight ~ June 2015 Written by Paige Ryan Every volunteer, employee, or researcher associated with JDRF was brought to their chapter or line of work for different reasons; however, one constant remains true: We all want a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. This month’s Spotlight Volunteer, although exceedingly humble when it comes to […]