February Cure Champion

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Moira McCarthy Stanford has been affiliated with JDRF’s New England Chapter for more than 22 years. She is connected to type 1 diabetes (T1D) through her daughter, Lauren Stanford, who was diagnosed at the age of 6.

Since Moira’s daughter was diagnosed with T1D, she has been a dedicated supporter of JDRF. She is currently a volunteer on the Online Diabetes Support Team and a lead national speaker. 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 several 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 and the Top Recruiter Jersey in 2014.

Moira is a former national award-winning crime reporter and newspaper editor, and the author of two best-selling books: “The Everything Parents Guide to Diabetes” and “Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents”. She is also an avid skier, and is a contributing editor at SKI Magazine as well as the Travel Editor of the Boston Herald and a sports talk radio personality in Boston. Moira’s advocacy and tireless support of T1D 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”.

Moira lives in Plymouth, MA with her husband Sean and cat Frankie. They are avid boaters, tennis players and skiers. Moira’s greatest skill and greatest joy is being “Rara” to her two grandchildren, Molly and Lucy.

We are excited to announce that Moira will be giving the Mission Address at this year’s TypeOneNation Summit Boston on Saturday, March 21 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Registration is now open at: https://typeonenationboston2020.eventbrite.com

We hope to see you there where you can learn about research advances, participate in discussions with experts, and meet others living with T1D.