National Volunteer Week is April 17-23, 2022! All week long, JDRF will be honoring our remarkable volunteer partners who dedicate themselves to creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Your limitless passion and dedicated efforts are advancing our shared mission. This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is T1D Changemakers. Who exactly is a T1D Changemaker? Individuals who take action to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. From board, event committees and office volunteers, to advocacy leaders and youth ambassadors, we thank each and every one of you who share your time, talent and knowledge with us. Together, we will continue to push forward until living in a world without T1D becomes a reality. Two such Changemakers are Dan Woolf and Sarah Meidl.
Dan Woolf, Ride Coach
Dan Woolf is one of our JDRF Ride to Cure coaches for Team Wisconsin! He and his wife Megan began riding in the program in 2013 when asked to join by good friends & neighbors, Kent and Jen Altmann. After their first ride in La Crosse, they were hooked and inspired. Dan is in his 8th year as a coach & for the 2022 season has been asked to serve as the JDRF National Ride Program Partner. In this volunteer leadership role, he will serve as a liaison to the coach corp across the country, help ensure coaches & riders have a great experience and share his excitement of being back in-person. Dan has logged thousands of miles, shared many laughs and raised over $65,000 to help find cures for T1D and we are incredibly grateful for all he does for JDRF!
Sarah Meidl, Advocacy Chair
Sarah recently was honored as one of 4 winners of the Perseverance and Grit award during the ATC, Advocacy Team Chair, Awards. The JDRF National Chair read these remarks about her: “Sarah, you are the epitome of an ATC superstar! You’re fiercely determined— giving everything you do 100 percent, no matter what—even if it means working into the wee hours of the morning! On top of being an ATC, JDRF Rider, and a T1D mom we know you’re also working towards your master’s degree. You juggle SO much, so gracefully! You are an unstoppable force and we’re so lucky to have you in our Advocacy foxhole!”
Thank you to ALL of our AMAZING JDRF Wisconsin Volunteers! We could not do the work we do without YOU!