Greater New York City Chapter

Young Leadership Committee

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The Greater New York City Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a direct extension of the Chapter and an indomitable force in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The YLC is comprised of ambitious young professionals in the greater NYC region, who share the same purpose in treating, preventing, and ultimately curing T1D. Our approach is simple: Put the “Fun” back into fundraising, through various events throughout the year where we bring together a bunch of great individuals for exciting and impactful events.

YLC plays a large role in supporting JDRF’s commitment to providing social, emotional and practical support to those living with T1D and their families. The primary goal is to provide information and support to anyone facing the daily challenges of living with T1D. The secondary goal is to encourage membership and participation in JDRF by demonstrating JDRF’s values to all who look to find support, community and ways to join the fight to end T1D.

Members of the YLC are asked to attend meetings where they are given the opportunity to take part in the inception, planning and ultimately the success of several social functions throughout the year benefiting JDRF. Additionally, the committee hosts occasional networking and social gatherings to foster an environment of year-round involvement. The funds raised through YLC events go to support the JDRF and JDRF-funded research aimed at finding better treatments and a cure for people with type 1 diabetes.

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