JDRF NorCal March 2024 Newsletter

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NorCal Advocates Attend JDRF “Promise to Remember Me” Meetings with Members of Congress

From January 15 to March 1, NorCal Advocates were actively engaged in securing and attending numerous meetings with Federal legislators in their districts for the JDRF “Promise to Remember Me” campaign. Families and individuals shared their stories of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and asked for support for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), which provides Federal research funding, as well as the INSULIN Act , which calls for affordable insulin for all Americans. Thank you to our passionate JDRF Advocates for their dedication to these important meetings!
Learn more and follow the map at promise.jdrf.org.

World-Renowned Researchers Gather at the JDRF-nPOD Annual Meeting

Leading researchers gathered in Long Beach, California, for the 16th annual meeting of the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD), which took place February 19-22. nPOD is now the world’s largest tissue bank dedicated to the study of the human pancreas in T1D, and researchers, clinicians, people with T1D, and other leaders in the diabetes space attended—more than 200—to hear results from the latest advances using nPOD samples. Read the highlights.

Art in Action: San Francisco Teen Cia Brady Illuminates the Global Impact of T1D

Meet Cia Brady—diagnosed with T1D at age 14, now 18, she’s harnessing her artistic talent to shine a light on T1D’s global impact. Drawing inspiration from the T1D Index, a groundbreaking tool that maps T1D around the world, Cia’s upcoming exhibit, “Painting for Change,” unveils a vivid narrative of countries where living with T1D is a profound challenge. Join her at the opening on March 22 in San Francisco.  Read more.

Volunteer Opportunities: JDRF Tee to Table Event on May 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to the T1D community? Volunteer at the JDRF Tee to Table event, happening on May 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay! This high-profile event features golf, tennis, pickleball, cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live auction and Fund A Cure program, and musical entertainment. There are lots of opportunities in the day and evening. Spots are limited –  Learn more and sign up today!

Upcoming Chapter Events

JDRF Ride – Registration for the 2024 JDRF Ride season is now open! View the 2024 dates and locations, and register here!

T1D Adults Walk & Talk – March 10, The Stanford Dish. Learn more and register.

T1D Adults “Hike Don’t Spike” – March 23, Fairfax, CA. Learn more and register.

JDRF Nights with the Warriors – April 7 at 5:30pm vs. Jazz. Chase Center, San Francisco. Purchase your tickets at this link and a portion will be donated to JDRF! The first 20 T1D youth participants (ages 5-14) to purchase tickets will be invited to a special fan experience hosted by the Warriors!

The HALL Cabernet Cookoff – April 13, St. Helena, CA. Chef Mark Dommen has chosen JDRF as his charity beneficiary for the event. Get tickets.

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

Greg Vaughn Celebrity Golf Tournament – April 28-29, Lincoln, CA. Join baseball legend and T1D dad Greg Vaughn for outstanding golf while raising funds for JDRF at the Catta Verdera Country Club. Learn more and register.

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 – Quarterly meetings & monthly happy hours for young adults 21+. Contact ylc.sanfrancisco@gmail.com for more information.

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