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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Roos

Barbara Roos has earned the unofficial title of “Gala Matriarch” at the JDRF Georgia Chapter, and for good reason. For years she has led the charge, collaborating with staff and community leaders to ensure that the most effective chairs, honorees and committee members are recruited for their Hope for a Cure Gala. Barbara and her […]

July Cure Champion

JDRF recognizes Caroline Sweeney as our Cure Champion this month for her tireless work in the community, and for her outstanding support of JDRF and its mission. “I became involved with JDRF shortly after my 12 year old son, Aidan, was diagnosed with T1D over 10 years ago. He was only 22 months old. At […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Krieman

Andrew Krieman is a devoted supporter to everyone he meets. When his neighbor’s child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2007, he jumped right in to help raise awareness and find a cure. It started by helping with the Gala and before he knew it, he was co-chairing the event. Since then, he has connected with 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 […]

June Cure Champion

Chris Librizzi came to JDRF after his then 10 month old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  Since then, Chris and his family have been involved with every fundraising event JDRF has held in the state of Rhode Island.  Chris is a former member of the Rhode Island Branch Board of Directors and […]

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 […]

May Cure Champions

Lori Laffel, MD, MPH Dr. Laffel is Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at the Joslin Clinic, and a Senior Investigator in the Section on Genetics and Epidemiology at the Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Under her leadership, the pediatric program at […]

15th Annual Spring Research Briefing

Thomas P. Brobson, National Director, Research Investment Opportunities speaks about the latest advances in type 1 diabetes research at the Annual Spring Research Briefing held at the Sheraton Needham Hotel. Mr. Brobson’s Presentation is split into four parts, see below.                                 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Klumok

Tribal Leader Lisa Klumok’s life changed forever on March 26, 2008 when her two-year old son Bobby was diagnosed with T1D. “He was just a baby,” she says. “It was painful that first day home to tell him the shots, finger pricks, insulin injections, scheduled meals and middle of the night blood checks were not […]