—Ardy Johnson Recognized for Her Astounding Commitment to Ending Type 1 Diabetes—
NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 – JDRF presented its annual Huntsman Family Community Engagement Award to Ardy Johnson for her contributions as a volunteer who has made a significant impact through her outreach to people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The award was given during a special ceremony at the 2017 JDRF One Conference held in Chicago, Ill.
“We are delighted to present Ardy Johnson with this honor. Ardy’s son, Jeff, was diagnosed at age 11, 36 years ago. Since that time, Ardy has made incredible efforts to help people, and in particular those suffering through one of the worst times of their life—in the days following a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in themselves or in someone they love,” said Mark Fischer-Colbrie, JDRF Chairman, International Board of Directors. “Her compassion has aided countless individuals, and her commitment to JDRF’s mission and research has benefitted the entire T1D community.”
Over three-and-a-half decades, Mrs. Johnson has taken on numerous volunteer roles, including answering questions as part of JDRF’s Online Diabetes Support Team, chairing the Fund A Cure event for the Greater Bay Area Chapter, serving on the International Board of Directors and serving on the JDRF International Board of Chancellors.
The Huntsman Family Award honors outstanding volunteers involved with outreach to people newly diagnosed with T1D and their families.
Provided by: Christopher Rucas, JDRF International