Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Lucas

Like many families when first faced with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Sarah Lucas and her husband Don found themselves in unfamiliar waters, anxious and overwhelmed when their daughter Mary was diagnosed in 1998. “We weren’t certain what to do, but we knew we had to do something that would help us gain a foothold, and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Roos

Barbara Roos has earned the unofficial title of “Gala Matriarch” at the JDRF Georgia Chapter, and for good reason. For years she has led the charge, collaborating with staff and community leaders to ensure that the most effective chairs, honorees and committee members are recruited for their Hope for a Cure Gala. Barbara and her […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Krieman

Andrew Krieman is a devoted supporter to everyone he meets. When his neighbor’s child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2007, he jumped right in to help raise awareness and find a cure. It started by helping with the Gala and before he knew it, he was co-chairing the event. Since then, he has connected with and […]

Join the Steinauer Family – Turn Type One into Type None

“The future depends on what you do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi On March 23, 2000, our family sat in a hospital room with our 15 month old son, Ben, learning everything to survive life with this monster they call type 1 diabetes (T1D). The doctors told us just to keep Ben alive insulin must be […]

Brother and Sister Climb Mountains for a Cure

Haley and Ethan Maurice have a lofty goal. On July 16 they will embark on a three-week hike from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. The 221-mile trek will take them on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States. The siblings will backpack by themselves with no […]

Family Walk Team Highlight: Purple Panther Pumpers

Meet the Purple Panther Pumpers Walk Team! Small towns are about community and I love that our community has been so generous to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes family team, the Purple Panther Pumpers. Not only do we walk in honor of my daughter, Claire, who was diagnosed at the age of five (now […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Ballard

The Impact of a Chance Encounter Sometimes the person who sits next to you at a breakfast table can change your life. That’s what happened when Mark Ballard was seated next to a child with type one diabetes (T1D) at a JDRF corporate engagement breakfast over 16 years ago. It was a profound moment for […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Klumok

Tribal Leader Lisa Klumok’s life changed forever on March 26, 2008 when her two-year old son Bobby was diagnosed with T1D. “He was just a baby,” she says. “It was painful that first day home to tell him the shots, finger pricks, insulin injections, scheduled meals and middle of the night blood checks were not […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Craig Hansen

Keeping us on our toes Everybody is ready to pitch in and do their part at JDRF’s Greater Iowa Chapter. That’s because JDRF is a well-managed organization in general, but also because Craig Hansen recently completed his term as the Chapter’s Board President. He explains, “Since our Chapter had already achieved much success prior to my […]

Not just a gadget

JDRF Responds to New York Times Article “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills” On behalf of everyone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF is outraged by the recent article in the New York Times trivializing the benefit of medical advances for people with T1D. Rather than being “high priced gadgets […]