JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter Celebrates National Diabetes Awareness Month with a Series of Local Events Throughout November

Type 1 Diabetes Day is November 1; World Diabetes Day is November 14


Greensboro, North Carolina, October 29, 2019 – JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter and its supporters are commemorating National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) with a series of events from now through mid-November.

Throughout NDAM, JDRF will be celebrating everyone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) with a new campaign entitled, “Type 1 Champions. All Day. Every Day.”

“The beauty of this campaign is that it’s very inclusive,” said Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh, Executive Director of JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter. “It allows us to honor not only 1.25 million Americans who live with T1D every day, but also their family members, friends, and others who are doing all they can to support the vision of a world without this disease.”

The public is invited to participate in a variety of awareness-building and fundraising events throughout the month, including:

  • Through November 27JDRF Piedmont Triad Team Store. Purchase Hanes and Champion shirts and sweatshirts created for JDRF supporters in celebration of National Diabetes Awareness Month. Items will ship in early December. Visit https://jdrf-triad.itemorder.com/sale.
  • October 29, 4-10 pm: Baubles and Brews for a CureJoymongers Brewery, Greensboro. Joymongers will donate 10% of sales to JDRF and Kendra Scott will host a trunk show.
  • October 30, 8 am – 2 pm: Bake Sale to benefit JDRF. OmniSource Corporation, Winston-Salem.
  • November 1: T1Day kicks off NDAM. Throughout the month of November, the Winston-Salem Journal and Greensboro News & Record will run profiles of some local T1D Champions.
  • November 2, 9 am – noon: Greensboro One Walk. Country Park, Greensboro. Walk Chairs Kelly Harrill of Grandover, Jay Harris of IBERIABANK, and Lane Schiffman of Schiffman’s Jewelers will lead more than 1,000 people in two loops around Country Park, with the goal of raising over $300,000 for research to find cures for T1D and improve the lives of people currently living with this disease.
  • November 7, 7 pm: JDRF Endurance Munch ‘n Learn. GIA Restaurant, Greensboro. Learn about joining the Piedmont Triad Chapter’s cycling team, which was recognized for being the Top Recruiting Team at the recent JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Amelia Island, Florida, and the Chapter’s running team, which is poised for tremendous growth.
  • November 10, 3 pm: JDRF Cycle Give Ride. Cycle Bar, Winston-Salem. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, all proceeds will be donated to JDRF. Fifty bikes available; $20/person. Register at https://members.cyclebar.com/auth.login.
  • November 12, 5-8 pm: Wendy’s Spirit Night for JDRFFifteen Wendy’s stores across the Triad will donate 10% of sales to JDRF. Locations include:
    • Advance: Highway 801
    • Asheboro: 623 Dixie Drive
    • Burlington: South Church Street
    • Clemmons: Lewisville-Clemmons Road
    • Greensboro: Adams Farm; 1500 West Gate City Boulevard; Summit Avenue; 2517 Battleground Avenue
    • High Point: Highway 68 South
    • Kernersville: Highway 66 South
    • Lexington: Cotton Grove Road
    • Winston-Salem: Cloverdale Avenue; Reynolda Road; 3182 Peters Creek Parkway; Jonestown Road
  • November 14: World Diabetes Day.
  • November 14, 4-10 pm: Brews for a Cure. Joymongers Barrel Hall, Winston-Salem. Joymongers will donate 10% of sales to JDRF.
  • November 14, 5-7 pm: Kendra Scott Gives Back Party. Kendra Scott, Friendly Center, Greensboro. Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales to JDRF.
  • November 16, 9 am – noon: Winston-Salem One Walk. BB&T Field, Winston-Salem. Walk Chair John Boisture, CFO of Flow Automotive Companies and father of 4-year-old Louise, who has T1D, will lead more than 1,200 people in the Winston-Salem Walk, with the goal of raising over $325,000 for research to find cures for T1D and improve the lives of people currently living with this disease.
  • November 21, 6-8 pmDiabetes Support Group for Families. Spare Time Bowling, Greensboro. Led by Guilford County School Nurses, this event provides bowling and conversations about family life with T1D and taking T1D to school.

Learn more about these events and others at Facebook.com/JDRFTriad.

Throughout National Diabetes Awareness Month, JDRF encourages people across our community to visit jdrf.org/NDAM to share their personal stories, use a variety of T1D Champions social media filters, and take actions on behalf of the T1D community to help others understand the cumulative burden of living with this disease.



About Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of this attack is still being researched; however, scientists believe the cause may have genetic and environmental components. T1D affects children and adults, and people can be diagnosed at any age. As of now, there is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D, and there is no cure.

About JDRF: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. Learn more at jdrf.org or @JDRF on Twitter.

About JDRF – Piedmont Triad Chapter: Covering 15 North Carolina counties, the Piedmont Triad Chapter provides support for those living with type 1 diabetes by convening educational and networking sessions such as the annual TypeOneNation Summit, and raises awareness and funds for T1D research through a variety of events, including our annual Hope Gala; One Walks in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Alamance County, and High Point; the Ride to Cure Diabetes; and the Tennis to Tent to Tee event in Pinehurst. Learn more at jdrf.org/triadfacebook.com/jdrftriad, or @JDRFtriad on Twitter.