The Young Leadership Committee comprises talented professionals who volunteer, fundraise and network for JDRF. Get social for a great cause and join the YLC.

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Recognizing the value of young professionals, the YLC supports JDRF though events that are dynamic, energetic, and fun. Carling Nolan, the YLC National Celebrity Advocate, explains more about YLC here:

These events attract hundreds of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 — with and without type 1 diabetes. Members of the Young Leadership Committee are asked to attend meetings where they are given the opportunity to take part in the inception, planning, and success of several social functions throughout the year. You can support the YLC by donating your time, efforts, and ideas to your local YLC.

YLC Getting Started Manual

Upcoming Events

Examples of YLC Events

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Spring For a Cure (New York Chapter)

Spring for a Cure is a culinary, wine, and spirits tasting event featuring fine cuisine and signature products from New York's hottest restaurants and vendors. Attended by over 1,000 guests the event includes a silent auction, art exhibit, sweepstakes, and DJ. Spring for a Cure raises between $175,000 and $225,000 annually and has become one of the hottest events of the year for young professionals in New York City.

Red Carpet Party (Illinois Chapter)

The Red Carpet Party features open bar, hors d’oeuvres, viewing of the Academy Awards broadcast, and a silent auction. Guests can participate in a best dressed contest judged by the event emcees and enter to win prizes though our “Pick the Award Winner!” balloting game. All proceeds from the silent auction and a percentage of ticket sales benefit JDRF.

Rock the Cure (Georgia Chapter)

Rock the Cure is an annual Brews and Blues event featuring the best of Atlanta including live music, local beer, great food and exciting raffle prizes. The event raises between $35,000-$50,000 annually.

Bid to Cure Diabetes (New York City Chapter)

The Bid to Cure Diabetes is a three-hour open bar charity date auction, where guests have the opportunity to bid on dates with 16 of the city's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes! Dates are pre-determined and have been donated by various restaurants or venues throughout New York City (past dates have included rock climbing, trapeze lessons, a tasting at a winery & VIP tickets to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). All net proceeds from the event benefit JDRF.

Kickoff to Cure Diabetes (Signature Event for all YLC's)

The Kickoff to Cure Diabetes event raises funds by attracting people to watch the life broadcast of the NFL opening-day game. This game is typically hosted by the current Super Bowl Champion and played the Thursday before the Week 1 Sunday games. The event has the unique aspect of being held simultaneously in multiple cities, which fosters a sense of unity. Kickoff to Cure is a flexible event and can accommodate many venues and fundraising opportunities.