A Letter from our President

Dear JDRF Supporters, 

On July 1, I had the honor of beginning my term as Board President for JDRF’s Northeastern NY Chapter.   Like many of you, diabetes is personal.  My adult daughter and daughter-in-law both live with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  I see the daily struggles and burdens of life with T1D, and I understand the fear and confusion that comes with this awful diagnosis.  But like many JDRF supporters, I have committed my volunteer efforts to fundraise for research to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. 

 My family, and the KeyBank family, are proud to support JDRF.  I see the hope and promise that JDRF-funded research and progress brings to the entire T1D community.  

As Board President, I am committed to:

·         growing and strengthening our already successful events

·         raising local awareness about JDRF

·         expanding our outreach in the North Country

·         developing new Chapter leadership and

·         growing our major and planned giving efforts. 

We know that research is expensive.  Your fundraising efforts and generous investment in JDRF and will cure T1D, and prevent it for future generations. I’d love to hear from you about how you would like to help support the chapter in an even more impactful way; my email is frances_orourke@keybank.com.


Your partner in Turning Type 1 Into Type None,

Fran O’Rourke

Capital Region Market Leader, Key Private Bank