On Friday, March 22, 2019, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter will host its fifth annual Tee to Table, bringing prominent business leaders and families from around the Bay Area to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Each year, the JDRF Impact Award is presented at the event. The 2019 honorees, Shelby Notkin and Michelle Notkin Rosen, were selected for their exceptional commitment to the JDRF mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.
With Michelle’s son Zach’s T1D diagnosis as a 10 month old baby in 1996, the family was overwhelmed with the minute by minute responsibilities of managing T1D and keeping Zach alive. But, being an advocate and finding a cure were just as important. So, Michelle and Zach’s dad became involved in the JDRF Los Angeles Walk for a Cure and Zach’s grandparents, Shelby and Melinda, did the same in San Francisco. Also, in 2012, Zach, Michelle and Shelby were honored with the Caregiver Award by the JDRF LA Chapter.
Michelle has spent the past 22 years since Zach’s diagnosis educating family, friends, teachers, school personnel and camp counselors about the delicate balance of keeping Zach healthy and safe while helping him become more independent in managing his diabetes. Zach is now a senior at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
With Michelle’s background in advertising/marketing and Shelby’s 50 years in the investment business, for which he retired in 2014 after 20 years as Chairman of The Capital Group Private Client Services, they are dedicated to raising awareness and supporting JDRF’s mission for T1D patients to live healthy, easier and safer lives while striving to cure, treat and prevent T1D.
JDRF is pleased to present this year’s Tee to Table Impact Award to Shelby Notkin and Michelle Notkin Rosen.
Thank you and congratulations!
Visit jdrf.org/bayarea/t2t for more details about the 2019 Tee to Table event.