JDRF’s First Ragnar Team Celebrates Their Success

JDRF’s First Ragnar Team Celebrates Their Success

This year, JDRF Minnesota had two teams run Ragnar Great River, a 200+ mile, 36-hour relay from Winona, MN, to the Twin Cities. Despite brutal heat and relentless hills, each team of twelve runners managed to cross the finish line on Saturday, August 15 and raise over $15,000 for a cure for T1D. Amazing!

Send-Off Celebration to Ride 691 Miles for Type 1 Diabetes

After 52 years of having type 1 diabetes, Jeff Carlson is riding 691 miles from Mall of America® in Bloomington, Minnesota to Indianapolis, Indiana to prove a point and receive his Lilly Diabetes Journey Award. The Journey Award program recognizes individuals who have successfully managed their diabetes for 10, 25, 50, even 75 years however […]

Marathoning with T1D: by Dean Dziedzic

Marathoning with T1D: by Dean Dziedzic

When we heard that marathoner and JDRF friend Dean Dziedzic had been diagnosed with T1D in 2013, we knew we had to hear his story. And boy does he have one to tell. You can follow his story in on our blog mini-series, “Having Fun with the Journey.” This is the fourth installment in this […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]

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 […]