Walker Family Walks for a Cure

A guest post by Bessie Walker, mother of two boys with T1D. Nicholas was 5 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in April 2013. For a few months before we thought something was off. He was often tired and spacey. All of a sudden he started wetting the bed and as extremely thirsty. I made an appointment with […]

Having It All – Balancing Life, Work, and T1D

Adam has had type one diabetes for 27 years. Originally from York, he now lives in Baltimore and does Slate and Copper roofing- Historic restoration/repair, Real Estate Investor, and DJs by night. He also plays ice hockey, likes cycling, tattoos, music and traveling. Adam is a busy guy, always on the go. He has to find […]

Finding Joy in Spreading T1D Awareness

Last month, Vanessa celebrated her 14th Diaversary. In honor of November being National Diabetes Month, she decided to share her story with JDRF. Her reflections share a great perspective on life with type one diabetes (T1D) after a decade and a half of living with the disease. Here’s what Vanessa had to say. On October […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Martin Gilmore and his wife Susan were Co-Chairs of the Piedmont Triad Hope Gala in 2013. Martin Gilmore is a focused professional and dedicated father who is “in the game” until JDRF has accomplished its vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Why JDRF? Martin’s daughter, Margaret, was diagnosed with T1D in 2007 […]

Boost JDRF research progress at Walgreens and Duane Reade

Get your flu shot at your community Walgreens or Duane Reade and JDRF will receive money for T1D research From September 1 to November 30, Walgreens will donate $1 to JDRF per flu shot to our supporters — up to a total of $100,000! Download and bring in this JDRF promotional flyer on your visit. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Lucas

Like many families when first faced with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Sarah Lucas and her husband Don found themselves in unfamiliar waters, anxious and overwhelmed when their daughter Mary was diagnosed in 1998. “We weren’t certain what to do, but we knew we had to do something that would help us gain a foothold, and […]

Brother and Sister Climb Mountains for a Cure

Haley and Ethan Maurice have a lofty goal. On July 16 they will embark on a three-week hike from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. The 221-mile trek will take them on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States. The siblings will backpack by themselves with no […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Ballard

The Impact of a Chance Encounter Sometimes the person who sits next to you at a breakfast table can change your life. That’s what happened when Mark Ballard was seated next to a child with type one diabetes (T1D) at a JDRF corporate engagement breakfast over 16 years ago. It was a profound moment for […]