Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Martin Gilmore and his wife Susan were Co-Chairs of the Piedmont Triad Hope Gala in 2013. Martin Gilmore is a focused professional and dedicated father who is “in the game” until JDRF has accomplished its vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Why JDRF? Martin’s daughter, Margaret, was diagnosed with T1D in 2007 […]

Boost JDRF research progress at Walgreens and Duane Reade

Get your flu shot at your community Walgreens or Duane Reade and JDRF will receive money for T1D research From September 1 to November 30, Walgreens will donate $1 to JDRF per flu shot to our supporters — up to a total of $100,000! Download and bring in this JDRF promotional flyer on your visit. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Lucas

Like many families when first faced with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Sarah Lucas and her husband Don found themselves in unfamiliar waters, anxious and overwhelmed when their daughter Mary was diagnosed in 1998. “We weren’t certain what to do, but we knew we had to do something that would help us gain a foothold, and […]

Brother and Sister Climb Mountains for a Cure

Haley and Ethan Maurice have a lofty goal. On July 16 they will embark on a three-week hike from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. The 221-mile trek will take them on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States. The siblings will backpack by themselves with no […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Ballard

The Impact of a Chance Encounter Sometimes the person who sits next to you at a breakfast table can change your life. That’s what happened when Mark Ballard was seated next to a child with type one diabetes (T1D) at a JDRF corporate engagement breakfast over 16 years ago. It was a profound moment for […]

Volunteer spotlight: Kevin Wehrenberg

When Kevin Wehrenberg became concerned about the media’s portrayal of type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he contacted the Los Angeles Chapter, wanting to discuss the issue. The chapter’s executive director was impressed and soon asked Kevin to join the local Board.

Where Are They Now?

Children’s Congress is not only JDRF’s flagship advocacy event, it is one of the largest advocacy events in our nation’s capital. More than 1,000 kids and teens have served as delegates. Many of them are now all grown up and changing the world in their very own ways.