JDRF NorCal June 2022 Newsletter

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JDRF’s Bold New Step to Halt and Reverse Vision Loss

The Mary Tyler Moore & S. Robert Levine, MD Charitable Foundation and JDRF have recently taken a bold new step to accelerate the development of methods to not only prevent the occurrence of diabetic retinal disease, but also to restore vision in people who have low vision or have been blinded due to diabetes. This bold step is the “Restoring Vision Moonshot.” Read more.

JDRF to Honor Rick & Nancy Riley at the 2022 Hope Gala

Each year at the Hope Gala, JDRF presents the Living & Giving Award to community members who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to our mission. The 2022 honorees, Rick & Nancy Riley, are longtime supporters of JDRF. They have been actively involved with the organization since their son Alex was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2000. Read more about this extraordinary couple.

Wine About Diabetes to Hold Third Annual Driving Fore A Cure Golf Tournament on July 30

Wine About Diabetes began as a support group for people living with T1D in the Sacramento area. Their third annual golf tournament will take place on July 30th at the Timber Creek Golf Course in Roseville. All are welcome! Proceeds benefit JDRF. Learn more and register.

Father’s Day Special: One on 1 with a T1D Dad and his Three T1D Kids

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we connected with Bill Gaffney and his three adult kids; Sarah, Kaitlyn and Tommy. All four of them live with T1D! We talked with them about growing up with this disease together as a family. Read more.


Upcoming Chapter Events

TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – First Thursdays of each month. Join us on June 2nd for Advocacy in Action: How JDRF Advocates are a Driving Force Behind Mission Progress. Meet some of the faces (and voices!) behind JDRF’s Advocacy program and learn how they’ve earned their reputation as powerhouse advocates on Capitol Hill and beyond! Register for the series. En español, regístrar aquí.

JDRF Research & Clinical Trial Update – June 21, 2022, 12pm PT, Zoom.
Kim Fisher, JDRF NorCal Chapter Board Member & Clinical Trial Volunteer Educator, will report on the latest T1D research findings from the American Diabetes Association Conference and review some exciting clinical trials that are presently recruiting. Learn more and register.

Wine About Diabetes: Driving Fore a Cure – July 30, 2022, Roseville, CA
Golf Tournament benefiting JDRF at Timber Creek Golf Course. Learn more.

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.

JDRF Ride – Six beautiful destinations and My Ride opportunities across the U.S. with local training events throughout 2022. All levels welcome! Learn more and register at ride.jdrf.org.

JDRF One Walk, NorCal – November, 2022
We’ll be in person at California’s Great America in Santa Clara! Stay tuned for more details and the date. walk.jdrf.org/norcal

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

  • JDRF NorCal is hiring! Join our team as a Development Coordinator. Read more and apply.
  • T1D Camps offered by DYF (Diabetes Youth Families): Register for camp this summer! Visit dyf.org
  • 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