Eastern PA Chapter—Our Impact

Over the past year, JDRF Eastern Pennsylvania volunteers and staff have made a positive impact in the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). We can all take great pride in the work our chapter is doing to move the JDRF mission!

Outreach Program

Our T1D Community Connections program provided information, support and resources to 154 newly diagnosed children and 30 newly diagnosed adults. Roughly 290 people attended our TypeOneNation Summit for a day of learning, resources, and community connectivity (up from 98 last year!). Our School Nurse Engagement Program expanded to include six school districts.

Please click here to learn more about JDRF T1D Community Connections resources.

Advocacy

We mobilized our chapter’s 5,300+ volunteer advocates to ensure JDRF legislative priorities were front of mind for Members of Congress. Our advocated were busy all year with “Promise to Remember Me” visits last fall and five New Member Visits!

To learn about JDRF legislative priorities and/or to signup to become a JDRF advocate, please click here.

One Walk

Our four JDRF One Walk events brought together over 12,000 members of our T1D community and raised in excess of $2.1 million for the JDRF mission!

Click here to find a One Walk location near you and register your team.

 

 

Ride to Cure Diabetes

 

A whopping 30 riders raised over $140,000 last year through our JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes program!

Click here to learn more about riding with JDRF.

One Promise Gala

Great music, celebration and a beautifully decorated room were just some of the highlights of our One Promise Gala, which raised nearly $1 million!

 

To learn more about our 2020 One Promise Gala, please email Melissa DeFreece at mdefreece@jdrf.org.

Community Events

Our 9th annual Rockin’ Docs for Diabetes Cure benefit concert brought over 200 people together to raise in excess of $50,000!

Click here to learn more about Rockin’ Docs.

Thank you to all of our community supporters who organize third party events to benefit JDRF! Special thanks to Joannie Rich (of The Elegance at Hershey), Jim Vesci (of Ace For A Cure Germantown) and Janie and Rob Morris (of Ace For A Cure Merion)!

If you would like to organize an event to benefit JDRF, please click here.

Thank you to all of our fabulous volunteers, donors and partners for your hard work, dedication and commitment to a world without type 1 diabetes!