Annual Meeting

June 14, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
5:00 pm

Please join us for the opportunity to hear about the JDRF successes from this current fiscal year. We will have an update about the latest in JDRF research and a review of our chapter’s events and fundraising accomplishments. The evening begins with a social gathering with refreshments at 5:00pm followed by a program at 6:00pm.


  • Moira McCarthy Stanford

    Moira McCarthy Stanford

    JDRF National Speakers Bureau


    Moira McCarthy Stanford

    JDRF National Speakers Bureau

    Moira McCarthy Stanford lives in Plymouth, MA and has been affiliated with JDRF’s New England Chapter for more than 15 years. She is connected to type 1 diabetes through her 22-year-old daughter, Lauren Stanford, who was diagnosed at the age of 6.

    Since Moira’s daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she has been a dedicated supporter of JDRF. She is currently a volunteer on the Online Diabetes Support Team. In the past, she has been chair of JDRF’s Children’s Congress 2005, national chair of JDRF Grassroots Advocacy, national chair of Outreach, president of the New England Chapter and has served on various national committees. Moira’s family organized one of the nation’s top Walk teams for years, and she has chaired her chapter’s million dollar-plus gala three times. She is now an annual top fundraiser for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, and was awarded the Ride’s prestigious “Rose Promise Jersey” in 2013.

    Moira is a former national award-winning crime reporter and newspaper editor, and the author of the best-selling books, “The Everything Parents Guide to Diabetes” and "Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Parent Survival Guide," which was released in June of 2013. Moira is also an avid skier, and is a contributing editor at SKI Magazine as well as a weekly sports columnist for the Boston Herald and a sports talk radio personality in Boston. Her advocacy and tireless support of type 1 diabetes research has landed her a spot as guest speaker on CNN Live and many other media outlets. She is also the creator of a well-known blog called "despite diabetes".


Highmark - Penn Avenue Place Auditorium

120 Fifth Avenue Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Reservations required, please contact Carol Yannuzzi for more information.

Event Contact

Carol Yannuzzi
412-258-1316 |