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.

Pixar Sneak Peek Scares Up Funds for T1D Research

On June 15, 2013, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter held one entertaining Gala—an exclusive preview of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, the highly anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc. By all accounts, the Gala was a monstrous success, largely due to the evening’s honorary chairs—longstanding JDRF supporters John and Nancy Lasseter. The Lasseters became a part of […]

JDRF Earns Forbes All-Star Charity Honor

At JDRF, our mission is our reason for existence, and we are committed to operating as efficiently as possible to maximize the money we raise for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. On November 19, our efforts received a prestigious stamp of approval when Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five “All-Star” charities. The annual […]

JDRF Kids Compete at Medtronic Jr. Cup

Insulin pumps and test strips were just as common as shin pads and cleats on the pitch at the Medtronic Junior Cup. The sixth annual event, held August 24 to 26 at Switzerland’s La Pontaise Olympic Stadium in Lausanne, brought together 132 children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who represented 12 countries in an international […]

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 […]