JDRF NorCal Chapter December 2023 Newsletter

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As we get ready to step into a new year, JDRF remains committed to creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Because of you, we are the leading volunteer-powered global organization working across the entire T1D therapy development and access pipeline. Thank you for joining us in our mission to improve lives, today and tomorrow.

Wishing you and your loved ones happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Please note that JDRF offices will be closed from 2PM Friday, December 22, 2023 until Tuesday, January 2, 2024. 

Give the Gift of Progress and Hope this Holiday Season

Your support makes a big difference in people’s lives! Please consider making a year-end contribution that will fuel life-changing T1D breakthroughs. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone. Explore the different ways you can give by visiting jdrf.org/donate .

► Donations made by check must be dated on or before December 31, 2023, to receive a tax credit for 2023. Checks may be mailed to: JDRF Northern California Chapter, PO Box 1535, Hagerstown, MD  21741-1535. Donors who wish to give a credit card gift can do so anytime (24 hours/day) at jdrf.org/donate.

Shop for Sports Fans & Give Back!

As you do your holiday shopping this year, add these fun local promotions to your list and support JDRF:

► JDRF Nights with the Warriors at Chase Center: Gift the ultimate experience with Warriors tickets! Join us on January 5 (vs. Pistons), February 14 (vs. Clippers), and April 7 (vs. Jazz). Purchase your tickets here, and a portion will be donated to JDRF! The first T1D youth participants to secure tickets will enjoy special fan experiences. Learn more.

► Luke Kunin LKT1D Collection: Calling all hockey fans! Our local T1D hockey hero, Luke Kunin, and the San Jose Sharks have unveiled the Luke Kunin LKT1D Collection at the Sharks Pro Shop. Grab a hoodie, hat, and puck – 50% of the proceeds go to JDRF! Shop here.

View more promotions at jdrf.org/norcal/shop.

Join Team JDRF for the Big Sur International Marathon on April 28, 2024

Join us as Team JDRF returns to participate in the Big Sur International Marathon! There’s something for everyone on this stunning course, with race distances that include the Marathon (26.2 Miles), the 11 Miler, the 12K (7.4 Miles) and the 5K (3.1 Miles). Spots are limited, so don’t miss out on your chance to participate in this event! Visit team.jdrf.org/bigsur.

Remi & Mikala’s T1D Friendship Story

Remi and Mikala were both diagnosed with T1D before age 3, and became instant best friends when they met at a playdate for children living with T1D. They attended their first JDRF One Walk, NorCal at California’s Great America last month together, and have since captured the hearts of our entire community. Read their inspiring letter here.

Upcoming Chapter Events

T1D Adults Walk & Talk – December 10, 9:30-11:00am, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek. Learn more and RSVP.

JDRF Nights with the Warriors – January 5 at 7:00pm vs. Pistons, February 14 at 7:00pm vs. Clipper, April 7 at 5:30pm vs. Jazz. Chase Center, SF. Purchase your tickets at this link and a portion will be donated to JDRF!

JDRF Ride – The Death Valley, CA Ride has been rescheduled for January 18-21, 2024. The 2024 Ride season dates will be announced soon! Also, My Ride opportunities are available. Learn more and register today at ride.jdrf.org.

Team JDRF: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – January 11-14, 2024, Anaheim, CA. Spots are filled! Sign up to join the waitlist.

Big Sur International Marathon – April 28, 2024, CA-1 from Big Sur to Carmel. Join Team JDRF at team.jdrf.org/bigsur.

JDRF Tee to Table – May 3, 2024, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Sponsorships and tickets available now!


TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – First Thursdays of each month. Learn more and register for the series. En español,  regístrar aquí.

E-Meet & Greets: Monthly Zoom Meetups – Rotating Wednesdays, 12pm PT. 

Reunión Virtual Para Adultos y Familias con Diabetes Tipo 1 en Español  – Segundo Miércoles, 5-6pm PT  Registrar aquí. Cuarto Viernes de cada mes, 12-1pm 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.

T1D Dads Barbershop Talk – Every 3 months on the 2nd Friday of the month, 12-1pm PT, Zoom. Register here.

T1D Partner Support Group – Every 3 months on the last Tuesday of the month, 6-7:00pm PT, Zoom. Register here.

Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Monthly Happy Hours – San Francisco, Sacramento, and Silicon Valley. Contact Qiana Wylie at qwylie@jdrf.org for more information.

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