JDRF NorCal April 2022 Newsletter

National Volunteer Appreciation Week: April 17-23, 2022

During National Volunteer Week (April 17-23, 2022), JDRF will celebrate the passion and dedication of our volunteer partners. The 2022 theme is T1D Changemakers – individuals who take action to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). Congratulations to Dr. Saleh Adi, this year’s recipient of our chapter’s Community Volunteer Award. Watch for special features about more of our amazing volunteers throughout this special week on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

Insulin Affordability & T1D Basics

Last week the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act, including a provision to cap the out-of-pocket cost for insulin at $35/month. The bill now moves to the Senate and JDRF is working hard to advocate for its support. With so much misinformation and misguided comments about insulin dependency in the news lately, raising awareness is more important than ever. Share JDRF’s T1D Basics on your social media and become a JDRF Advocate today to help move this legislation forward.

How a San Francisco Rider is Putting JDRF on the Map

Jakub “Kuba” Mosur is raising awareness and fundraising for T1D research in his own unique way – by creating impressive GPS art when he rides. This year, he is participating in the JDRF Ride for the first time, in honor of his 13-year-old daughter Zosia. His devotion and extraordinary graphics caught our attention, especially when we saw that he was putting JDRF and T1D on the map – literally!  Read more.

Unstoppable Domains will Donate $200 to First 20 Riders who Raise at Least $100

Starting now, the first 20 JDRF riders who raise at least $100 will receive a donation of $200 to their fundraising pages from our sponsor Unstoppable Domains. The lucky winners will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Earn your pot of gold by registering or logging on now at ride.jdrf.org!

JDRF Welcomes New National Corporate Partner Mattress Firm

Thank you to Mattress Firm, our new national corporate partner, who is running their JDRF fundraising campaign from April 1 – 30, 2022. Head to your local Mattress Firm to make a donation to JDRF at checkout and remember to post on social media to let your friends know how they can support JDRF at Mattress Firm too! Learn more and find your nearest store


Upcoming Chapter Events

JDRF Tee to Table – May 13, 2022, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
SOLD OUT! Please email Frank Bitonte to be included on our waitlist for golf spots and dinner party tickets. Presented by Devcon Construction, Inc. To make a Fund A Cure contribution, please donate here.

JDRF Hope Gala – September 24, 2022, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
This lively and elegant fundraising event draws social, business and civic leaders from around the Bay Area and Northern California. Learn more at jdrf.org/norcal/hopegala.

Recurring Outreach Events:

E-Meet & Greets: Monthly Zoom Meetups – Rotating Wednesdays, 12pm PT
Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D Under the Age of 5
Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D Ages 5-12
Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D Ages 13-21
Adults Living with T1D

Reunión Virtual Para Adultos y Familias con Diabetes Tipo 1 en Español – Segundo Miércoles, 5-6pm PT
Registrar aquí.

T1D Teen Connect Monthly Meetup – Third Wednesdays, 5-6pm PT
Register for the next T1D Teen Connect.

Ask the Endo Monthly Sessions – Third Tuesdays, 8-9am PT
Register for the next Ask the Endo.

Ask the Therapist Monthly Sessions – First Wednesdays, 8-9am PT
Register for the next Ask the Therapist.

Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Meetings – First Wednesdays, 6pm PT
Register for the next YLC Monthly Meeting.

TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – First Thursdays
Register for the series. En español, regístrar aquí.


Special Announcements & Resources

  • Become a JDRF Advocate! Help secure Federal funding for T1D research, and inform health and regulatory policy. Visit jdrf.org/join
  • Insulin Access: Need help accessing insulin? Visit GetInsulin.org
  • Clinical Trials: Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing and treating T1D and its complications. Learn more
  • Health Insurance Guide: JDRF is committed to supporting you by providing tools to help you navigate healthcare and health insurance. Learn more
  • Shop & Give Back: Visit jdrf.org/norcal/shop to view current promotions.
  • Follow Us on Social Media: Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube

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JDRF Northern California Chapter
Northwest Region Address:
JDRF, 1215 4th Ave. #1100
Seattle, WA 98161
jdrf.org/norcal