JDRF Local Response to COVID-19


As we all adjust to our rapidly changing world and the impact of coronavirus to our communities, we wanted to reach out and let you know that our primary goal remains the same during this challenging time: supporting our T1D community and continuing every effort to end T1D.


Staff Working Remotely

Our staff at the Northern California Inland Chapter will be working remotely until further notice.  We remain dedicated to serving you and are available via phone and email at the following:

Dawn Angelo                                              Elizabeth Cejka
Executive Director                                       Outreach & Development Manager
dangelo@jdrf.org                                       ecejka@jdrf.org
916-576-1377                                                 916-576-1379


Dana Baker                                                            Stacy Wear
Development Coordinator                          Development Coordinator
dbaker@jdrf.org                                         swear@jdrf.org
916-576-1378                                                 916-576-1380


One Party Gala May 9th – Postponed

JDRF has taken the precautionary measure of postponing all in-person gatherings until June 30, 2020.  Therefore, our JDRF One Party Gala scheduled for May 9, 2020 is now postponed. Our aim is to ensure for the safety and well-being of our supporters. Once the coronavirus has subsided, we will look to identify a new date.


Staying Connected

Now, more than ever, is a great time to join one of our online T1D Facebook groups! These virtual communities allow you to connect with other T1D’s and T1D caregivers.  We also look forward to the addition of special guests speaking on topics that range from T1D research advancements to the psychosocial aspects of living with T1D (especially when sheltering in place!). See details below:

JDRF NorCal CommuniT1D: T1D Family Group- Connect with other families who are living with Type 1 Diabetes. This group is open to parents, grandparents, caregivers and children living with T1D. CommuniT1D virtual meet-ups will be held on the following Tuesdays: April 9, May 14 and June 11. Please join the online group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommuniT1D

JDRF NorCal Type One Connect: Connect with other adults who are living with Type 1 Diabetes during our online happy hour! This group is open to people 21+. Friends, spouses or significant others; anyone who is your greatest supporter is also welcome to join! Virtual Type One Connect meet-ups will be held bimonthly on the third Thursday of the month: April 16 and June 18. Please join the online group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/typeoneconnect


Stay Informed

In the weeks to come, we will continue to provide regular updates just like we have always done on upcoming events, research advancements, critical legislation or policies, and most importantly, the opportunity to stay connected during these challenging times.

If you’re seeking additional information about T1D and COVID-19, please visit https://www.jdrf.org/coronavirus/

And, make sure to follow us on Facebook at JDRF Northern California or visit our website at www.jdrf.org/norcal

We wish each of you and your families well!