Volunteer spotlight: Brian McIntosh

Brian McIntosh is the kind of good-natured person who is often heard saying, “What needs to be done? Just tell me.” Driven by the JDRF mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), he is always the first one to step in when help is needed. He motivates others by demonstrating the value of service to his community.

On Government Day, Advocates Paint Capitol Hill JDRF Blue

Last weekend, I joined some of the best and brightest of JDRF’s volunteer leaders as they gathered in our nation’s capital for one of the organization’s biggest advocacy events—JDRF 2013 Government Day. Although the name “Government Day” suggests otherwise, the event is actually four jam-packed days. During the first two, attendees received intensive courses on […]

The $100,000 Man

What does it take to raise $100,000 for type 1 diabetes research—when you are just 13 years old? It takes a stellar idea and a stellar young man. Please meet Matthew Sherr. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) seven years ago at age six, Matthew lives in Westchester County, NY, with his parents and three […]