Central Florida La Crosse Riders

Thousands of riders come out every year to support the Ride to Cure Diabetes. Julie Jaworski, Gerri Leaman, Amy Sica, Jennifer Mavrofrides, Carla Voorhees and Tricia Edison-Stone raised more than $25,000 for T1D research and rode a total of 600 miles at the La Crosse, WI ride. The La Crosse ride alone this year had […]

Spotlight: Scot Aurelius

As we begin our new fiscal year at JDRF , we welcome our new Board of Directors President, Scot Aurelius. Scot has passion and faith in the JDRF mission and has a great collaborative history with our Chapter. Having lived with type one diabetes for twenty-five years, he has more hope for a cure than […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]