JDRF NorCal April 2024 Newsletter

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JDRF to Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 21-27

The JDRF NorCal Chapter is thrilled to celebrate our outstanding volunteer partners during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27JDRF was started by volunteers committed to creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) for their children—and everyone else affected by the disease. Without their vision, it would have been impossible to grow into the organization we are today—or to devote so much time and money to funding T1D research. Watch for special highlights throughout the week on our social media: FacebookX (Twitter)InstagramLinkedIn.

ATTD Brings Together Top Minds in Diabetes Research

Leading researchers gathered in Florence, Italy, for the annual meeting of the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), which took place from March 6-9. There were more than 5,000 attendees and featured more than 50 studies presented by JDRF-funded researchers, funded now or in the past, working toward preventing, treating, and—one day—curing T1D and its complications. Read the highlights.

Inside a T1D Clinical Trial: A NorCal Teen’s Perspective

Brody Paine, 17, was diagnosed with T1D four years ago. His family immediately learned of a JDRF-funded clinical trial at Stanford University that sought to extend the honeymoon phase of recently diagnosed T1D children through the use of the blood pressure medication verapamil. He says, “The decision to participate in the study was one of the best T1D-related decisions I have made since diagnosis.” Read more.

Ride with Us Toward a World Without T1D

The JDRF Ride is for all cyclists — beginner or experienced — who share a commitment to JDRF’s mission to improve lives and find cures for T1D. With stunning destinations across the country throughout 2024, you’ll have the chance to join fellow riders for an unforgettable weekend experience in Coeur d’Alene, ID; Death Valley, CA; Burlington, VT; La Cross, WI; Amelia Island, FL or with JDRF My Ride opportunities. Learn more and register at ride.jdrf.org.

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 “Hike Don’t Spike” Rescheduled for April 6, Fairfax, CA. Learn more and register.

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!

JDRF Night at the Quakes – June 29 at 7:15pm, Stanford, CA. A portion of each ticket purchase will directly benefit JDRFLearn more and purchase tickets.


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.

Special Announcements & Resources

  • Shop & Give Back: View current local promotions: jdrf.org/norcal/shop.
  • Advocacy Action Alerts! Thank your Representative for their continued support of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Contact your senators today to advocate for insulin affordability at jdrf.org/INSULINact. Sign up for alerts at jdrf.org/join.
  • Calling All Past Board Members! If you served on the Greater Bay Area, Northern California Inland, NorCal or Branch Board in the past, please let us know if you would like to be reconnected with our Board Emeritus. Email us at norcal@jdrf.org.
  • JDRF Your Way – Turn your favorite hobby, talent, athletic event, birthday or “diaversary” into a fundraiser for T1D research. Learn more at jdrf.org/yourway.
  • Insulin Access: Need help accessing insulin? Visit GetInsulin.org.
  • Health Insurance Guide: JDRF is committed to supporting you by providing tools to help you navigate healthcare and health insurance. Learn more.
  • Facebook Group for Spanish Speakers: JDRF California del norte en español
  • Follow JDRF NorCal on Social Media: Stay connected on Facebook, X(Twitter)InstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube.

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