December Cure Champion

My family and I have been active supporters since my son, Tommy, was diagnosed in 2009, five years ago this month. Tommy was diagnosed just before Christmas 2009, when he was 14. We went directly from our pediatrician’s office to Children’s Hospital in Boston, and spent the next 3 snowy days and nights going through […]

Need a New Athletic Goal? Give this a Tri!

Since 2007 the JDRF New England Chapter has been fortunate to be the charity partner of the Cohasset Triathlon raising more than $1 million for type 1 diabetes research. Created and organized by Streamline Events, the Cohasset Tri has become a leader in the endurance event market— consistently selling out within the first hour of […]

November Cure Champion

The Levesque Family It is an honor and privilege for our family to be named JDRF’s November Cure Champions.  Reflecting back on where we were seven years ago, brings back an emotional whirlwind of memories.  October, seven years ago, our lives changed forever with Isabelle’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D).  Isabelle had turned 2 […]

October Cure Champion

Cameron’s Minions Cameron was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on March 28, 2014 at 22 months old.  We are six months into diagnosis and the dust is starting to settle.  Our journey with JDRF started with a Bear named Rufus.  A friend had Rufus delivered, with the JDRF Bag of Hope, the week we […]

August Cure Champion

“My daughter Mia was diagnosed with T1D on October 16, 2012. As members of the JDRF family know, this was a life changing event that put into perspective what was really important. With almost a year under our belts, we decided in September of 2013 to form a JDRF Walk Team, Mia’s Militia, and to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April Cure Champion – Advocacy

Maureen Hill Collins Maureen Hill Collins became involved with JDRF after her daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on September 5, 2005 at age 12. Her involvement with JDRF deepened five years later when her son Justin, then 20, was diagnosed with T1D on September 3, 2010. Maureen has served on the […]

April Cure Champion – Outreach

Joanne Thompson Joanne Thompson is the loving mother of Adam Roose, age 24, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on January 8, 1998 at age 8. Everyone reacts to a new diagnosis of T1D differently; some people are so shocked at the news that they retreat into their families and close friends, while […]