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.

Cynthia Ford Receives 2013 Chairman’s Choice Award

July 30, 2013 ― On Monday, July 29, JDRF presented its Jim Tyree Chairman’s Choice Award to longtime volunteer and leader Cynthia Ford for her significant contributions to JDRF on behalf of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), including her son, Albert. The annual award was given during a special ceremony at JDRF’s OneConference in […]

Nan DeTurk Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year

July 30, 2013 ― JDRF presented its annual Erwin Lurie Volunteer of the Year Award on Monday, July 29, to Pittsburgh, PA, resident Nan DeTurk for her leadership and outstanding contributions as a volunteer on behalf of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The award was given during a special ceremony at JDRF’s OneConference in […]

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

A Letter from Jeffrey Brewer April 21-27, 2013, is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and express our gratitude for all that volunteers do to make a difference in our communities. Of course at JDRF, every week is national volunteer week and, in that spirit, I thank you for all your dedication and support […]

Sometimes, Real Winners Come in Last

Do you know many people whose goal is to come in last place? Join the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes and meet dedicated Ride coaches like Tim St. Clair, who happily travels at the back of the pack to ensure every rider finishes. Tim, an attorney in Greenville, SC, was a recreational cyclist with no […]

JDRF Launches TypeOneNation

JDRF is dropping names—the name of its online community, to be specific. On November 14, World Diabetes Day, we announced that Juvenation, our online forum for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, had been relaunched as TypeOneNation. Part of JDRF’s new branding initiative, which began with the new organization logo that was unveiled in fall […]

Meet Camille Nash: Mother, Volunteer, Advocacy Champion

Camille Nash has told the story dozens, if not hundreds, of times, but for her, it never gets old. Over the course of more than a decade, in so many phone calls, emails, and personal meetings that she no longer keeps count, the Minnesota mother of three has become very familiar with her elected representatives […]

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 […]