Mark Your Calendars! JDRF Northern California Chapter 2022 Featured Events

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It’s a new year and we’ve planned an exciting new event line-up for our NorCal community, with in-person and virtual opportunities. There are many fun and safe ways to join our mission, while connecting with type 1 diabetes (T1D) friends and families, and finding support and comradery.

Our events also offer high-profile sponsorship and networking occasions. Corporate partnerships create positive community visibility, demonstrate market presence, and are opportunities to interact with clients and employees.

Our 2022 featured events:

TEE TO TABLE – May 13, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Honoring Carol Sisney and Kelly Sisney Clark
Presented by Devcon Construction, Inc.

The 2022 Tee to Table event will celebrate in person with a Studio 54 disco theme! Tee to Table is a premier golf, tennis and evening culinary experience on the beautiful California coast. The event features a golf scramble on the Ocean course and a 24-person round-robin tennis tournament, followed by cocktails, gourmet dinner, presentation of the Impact Award, live auction, Fund A Cure program, and dancing under the disco ball! Leaders and families of Silicon Valley come together for this fun and relaxed fundraising event.

Contact: Frank Bitonte at

JDRF HOPE GALA – September 24, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Honoring The Riley Family

The JDRF Hope Gala will welcome guests in person, bringing the T1D community, families, friends, colleagues, donors and supporters, together for a powerful and memorable evening. This lively and elegant fundraising event draws social, business, and civic leaders from around the Bay Area and Northern California. Please join us for cocktails, a gourmet dinner, the presentation of the Living & Giving Award, an extraordinary live auction, inspirational Fund A Cure speaker, live entertainment and dancing.

Contact: Cara Pierce at

JDRF ONE WALK – Fall 2022

Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together thousands of people from around Northern California to change the future for people living with T1D by raising money for research. Many people who walk have T1D themselves, and many more are friends, family or coworkers of someone challenged by this disease. No matter what their connection is, they walk because they believe in a world without T1D. Stay tuned for details.

Contact: Emily Riley at

RIDE TO CURE DIABETES – Several Locations and Virtual Opportunities

The JDRF Ride isn’t just about cycling—it’s a global community with an ongoing commitment to find a cure for T1D. No matter where you live, how you choose to ride or how far you go, you’ll be surrounded by the T1D community—fellow riders, coaches, friends and family, cheering you on at every milestone. All levels are welcome. Registration opens January 19!

Contact: Qiana Wylie at

E-MEET & GREETS – Monthly Zoom Meetups

These monthly Zoom gatherings are for all ages and stages of T1D. Meetups include parents and caregivers, grandparents, teens, adults, Spanish speakers, as well as “Ask the Therapist” sessions with JoAnne Robb, MFT, and “Ask the Endo” sessions with Dr. Saleh Adi and Dr. Marina Basina. Visit our calendar to browse events, view details and register.

Contact: Jennifer Pliner at

ANNUAL MEETING – February 2023

The JDRF Northern California Chapter Annual Meeting & Research Discussion will take place in February, 2023. Stay tuned for details.

SUMMER CLASSIC – Please see this letter to our community from Zoe Francis, Summer Classic Chair, 2020, 2021.

COVID-19 Precautions: At JDRF, protecting the health and safety of our guests, donors, volunteers and staff remains a top priority as we prepare to come together in-person to advance the mission we all share. Each in-person event will follow current guidelines outlined by the CDC, federal, state, and local municipalities. All JDRF and event venue protocols will be followed.