New England Chapter

Young Leadership Committee

The Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a group of passionate and motivated young professionals who believe in JDRF’s efforts to cure T1D while finding ways to improve the lives of people with T1D today.

The YLC is dedicated to supporting and raising awareness for JDRF through various fundraising, networking and social events that attract young professionals in the Boston area. Members have a special connection to T1D—whether they live with the disease every day or are connected through a friend or family member.

YLC Leadership:

                  President:                      Maggie Berkeley


September 2018

Reach the Beach I YLC Agony of Duhfeet

9/14 – 9/15

Bretton Woods, NH to Hampton Beach, NH

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For the third year in a row, Team YLC Agony of Duhfeet will be running the oldest and longest relay race in the United States in support of JDRF! Our team is actively training for the 200-mile, 12-person relay race in New Hampshire on September 14 and 15. With the majority of our team living with T1D themselves, this run is so important to raising awareness and funds for a cure. Help the team meet its goal of $30,000 at the link below!

Not a runner, but interested in attending Reach the Beach? Reach the Beach needs volunteers! Email Anna Lukes at to sign up to be a Transition Area volunteer at 1 of the 36 transition areas on the course.


Yoga for a Cure


9:30 a.m.

92 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Proceeds to benefit the JDRF New England YLC Walks! Team. The JDRF New England YLC is a group of young professionals who either have Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) or have a connection to the disease. These individuals are committed to a cure – through fundraising and awareness – all while networking with each other. All proceeds from the event will benefit JDRF – the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.


JDRF One Walk Boston


9:30 a.m. check-in

DCR Hatch Shell
47 David G. Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02108

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Join or support our walk team! The funds our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support life-changing research.

The JDRF Walk is a great way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes. At the walk, those with T1D can look around and see all the support they have from their friends, family, and community. On Walk Day, we celebrate how close we are to a cure and fight for the dollars needed until it is found.


YLC Membership Forms

We are updating our contact information for all YLC members — both new and old. We want to learn more about you, your connection to T1D, and what areas of the YLC interest you most. Please take a few minutes to complete our 2018 YLC Membership Form.

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