Help Honor the Minnesota Advocacy Team at Upcoming Gala

Help Honor the Minnesota Advocacy Team at Upcoming Gala

Each and every year, we honor a member of our community for their contributions and support of JDRF at our Toast of Tomorrow Gala. This year we are proud to present the JDRF Minnesota Award of Excellence to five leaders of our Minnesota Advocacy Team. Debbie Evans, Chelsea Grimes, Camille Nash, Shelley Page and Ann […]

A Heartfelt Thank-You to our Minnesota Children’s Congress Delegates

A Heartfelt Thank-You to our Minnesota Children’s Congress Delegates

Every two years, more than 150 children ages 4 – 17 living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gather in Washington, D.C., to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. The delegates in JDRF’s Children’s Congress enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is […]

Are you a SOCIAL MEDIA expert?

We are seeking college students or young professionals to volunteer to help promote our JDRF One Walk through SOCIAL MEDIA channels (outside of Facebook and Twitter). We are looking for creative, innovative ways to engage the community and spread the word about the JDRF One Walk through different social media platforms. Time commitment: 2-3 hours/month.   […]

Diabetes Myths – Busted

Diabetes myths sure have been in the news lately. A heated debate, which took place primarily via social media, peaked last week and is still being discussed among our diabetes community and beyond. And for good reason. It’s clear that we have a lot of educating yet to do about diabetes. Diabetes, in its many […]

Have Fun in 2015 with the YLC!

Have Fun in 2015 with the YLC!

The Young Leadership Committee is a group of young professionals ages 21-40 that hosts various fundraising, networking, and social events – and we need YOU! For more information about how to become part of the YLC, contact Ondrea at For any other volunteer interests, please contact Emily at

The Young Leadership Committee Wants You!

Attention everyone ages 21 – 40 who is interested in volunteering, party planning, advocacy, outreach, giving back or just getting involved: The Young Leadership Committee (YLC) would love to have you join us! We are gearing up to begin planning for the best Kentucky Derby party of the year (save the date: May 2, 2015) […]

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: 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 […]