Walk with Us! Every Step Brings JDRF Closer to a Cure

On average, it takes a person 2,000 steps to walk one mile. A classic JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes travels a little more than three miles. Now here’s math we love: with 900,000 participants in last year’s JDRF Walk program, our walkers took nearly six million steps toward helping JDRF fund research to cure, better […]

JDRF Is True Blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month

Fall is arriving in all its usual glorious colors—pumpkin orange, apple red, forest green, and … blue? That’s right. Thanks to National Diabetes Awareness Month, blue is the color to flaunt this November. This year’s theme is “All for 1!” and the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community will have ample opportunity to showcase its team […]

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Is Named President of JDRF UK

On June 11, the UK affiliate of JDRF made a historic announcement: Her Royal Highness (HRH) Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, has been named the affiliate’s new president. The news falls on the heels of HRH’s visit earlier this year to the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility in Cambridge, where she met with leading type […]

JDRF Featured on AMC’s The Pitch

On May 27, JDRF was featured in AMC’s new original series called The Pitch, an unscripted show that goes behind the scenes at two advertising agencies competing against each other to win the business of a high-profile client. The episode showed two agencies—Bozell and Muse—vying to best represent JDRF’s goal to improve the lives of all […]

Triumphing over Type 1 Diabetes: Meet the Medalists

Triumphing over Type 1 Diabetes: Meet the Medalists

By Michelle A. Cissell, Ph.D. “I have [type 1] diabetes. Diabetes doesn’t have me.” Those words illustrate the feisty attitude of Annette Richardson-Bienkowski, 72, a participant in the 50-Year Medalist Study at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. Led by George King, M.D., chief scientific officer at Joslin, this groundbreaking research study, which has received […]

Mary Tyler Moore Is Honored with 48th SAG Life Achievement Award

“MTM—not a person in the civilized world doesn’t know what that means: Mary Tyler Moore.” Dick Van Dyke spoke these words at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles, CA, on January 29. JDRF’s international chairman Mary Tyler Moore was honored that evening by SAG with its Life Achievement Award, […]

Who’s Your Number One?

by Talley Henning Brown I know 15 teachers, 29 musicians, and five lawyers. I know 34 “cat people” and 43 “dog people.” I know eight marathon runners and four yoga instructors. I even know someone who knows the president of the United States. I know, in short, a lot of people—and a lot of things […]

JDRF Launches T1Day on 11-1-11

JDRF launched the first-ever Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Day on November 1 as the kickoff to National Diabetes Awareness Month. As part of the T1Day campaign, JDRF used social media to share links and facts about diabetes as well as messages to urge followers to sign the JDRF petition in support of draft guidance from […]

JDRF Heroes and Corporate Partners

The success of the JDRF Children’s Congress is significantly strengthened by a unique collaboration between JDRF advocates, government representatives, and corporate sponsors who combine their resources and their voices to keep type 1 diabetes research moving forward. At the Corporate Partner Recognition Luncheon on June 21, JDRF leadership and delegates recognized two 2011 Children’s Congress […]