December 23, 2009 – The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of the New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation mourn the passing of our dear friend and beloved founding member Erwin Lurie. His wisdom, guidance and support were instrumental in creating JDRF, the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. Through his years of dedication and commitment, Erwin was a pivotal influence and driving force behind JDRF’s search to find a cure for diabetes. His legacy of love, perseverance and devotion to JDRF will live in our hearts forever. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Carol, sons Jim and Stephen and the entire family.