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 […]

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 […]

Summer Travel Tips with Kim Rossi

Last Month at our Orlando Outreach event, Kim Rossi, CDE at Nemours Children’s Hospital, shared some great summer tips. If you are traveling far or staying close to home you just need to remember to be prepared. Here are a few tips to remember during your travels. First remember to have AND wear a medical […]

Spotlight: Melissa and Hannah Royer

“She is my hero, seeing what it takes for her to manage her diabetes and her anxiety every minute of every day takes such strength and courage.  I am very proud of her.” Melissa and Hannah Royer are a mother and daughter type 1 diabetes advocacy powerhouse. Hannah Royer was diagnosed at the age of […]

New Family Spotlight: The Knoop Family

The Knoop family, James, Leanne, Jackson, and Brielle, are a resilient, inspiring family full of hope and with a unique story; all but one of the small family of four have type one diabetes. Although this young family’s journey has just begun, Leanne’s journey with type one began at the University of Central Florida when […]

Spotlight: The Erpenbach Family

Alexander was diagnosed in 2011 at 10 years old. It was right before Halloween so for any kid this would have been devastating. But Alex took it like a champ. He immediately decided he was going to cure Diabetes. This year was the first year the family decided to join the JDRF Walk to Cure […]

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 […]

Percepta Pushes Past Walk Goal

Percepta has been supporting JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes for about 10 years now. With over 750 employees, many have a direct connection to Type One and each year they come up with new ways to fundraise. This year for the 2014 Walk, they outdid themselves and surpassed their goal! Their main focus is on […]

Community Spotlight: Alex Turner

Alex Turner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 11 years old. Since his diagnosis, Alex and his family have been determined to fundraise for T1D research until a cure is found. In the 15 years since his diagnosis, the Turner family has raised and donated over $200,000 to JDRF! Today, Alex is […]