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Headon Road PO
Burlington ON L7M 4A3

Tel: 905.664.1432 or 1.866.602.6662



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2017 JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

There are many people to thank for the success of the 2017 Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes events in Hamilton and Burlington.

Hamilton Ride Teams to thank
Eli Lilly
Fuller LLP
Meridian Credit Union
RBC/RBC Dominion Securities
Re/Max Escarpment
Ross & McBride
Sun Life Financial
Team Conacher

Burlington Ride Teams to thank
Burlington Legal Eagles (Cambridge LLP)
Sun Life Financial
Velocity EHS

Thanks also go to every donor, sponsor and of course to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of these events, and helped us to bring a cure for diabetes closer.

If you are interested in recruiting a team for either of the 2018 Ride events, please call Anne at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca – it is not too early to find out how you can join in the Revolution, and plan on recruiting your team of 5 riders.

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Walk to Cure Diabetes

2017 saw three very successful Walk to Cure Diabetes events in Hamilton, Brantford and the Niagara Region, bringing many families and corporations together for a day of fun, networking and of course raising funds for T1D research.

Many thanks must also go to each donor, sponsor and again, to our amazing volunteers who go above and beyond to create an enjoyable event for everyone.

The 2018 Walk dates will be announced soon, but it is never too late to call and volunteer to help with these events. 

We need many volunteers, in various areas from recruiting walkers, securing donations of product and services that we need to run the events, and of course, many event day volunteers are needed in registration, incentive prize hand out, BBQ and refreshment areas, rest stop and along the route.

Maybe your child was diagnosed since the walk in 2017, and you are looking for a way to get involved and meet other families with children with T1D?

Call the JDRF Office at 905.664.1432 or email Anne Martin at amartin@jdrf.ca and find out how you can get involved in this very family friendly event in 2018.

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Host a T1D Fundraiser

Be a Diabetes Champion! Join our dedicated team of fundraisers by raising funds in support of diabetes research. 

There are countless ways to contribute! Host your own fundraiser….Join a community event….Rally your coworkers….Get your school involved. Your passion combined with our expertise will ensure your efforts make a big impact on the lives of Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We’ve made it easy for you to organize a fundraiser that is meaningful to you while raising funds for vital research. Choose a fundraising idea and then let us know what you want to do. We’ll provide you with all the tools and support you need to make it a success.

For more information on how to start your own event, please contact Asha at 647-789-2035 or email alewis@jdrf.ca.

Get started with your fundraising event… 


Community Engagement Program and Local Support Group Meetings

Bag of Hope

JDRF is pleased to provide our complimentary Bag of Hope, which contains a variety of educational and reference materials to help newly diagnosed children and their families along the way.

As a special gift, children under the age of 12 will also receive a Rufus bear, The Bear with Diabetes™, designed to help children cope and learn about insulin injections.

To receive your Bag of Hope, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Mentor Program

Your child has just been diagnosed with diabetes what do you do now? When a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a traumatic and stressful time. Fear, sadness, anger, and confusion about how to manage the disease can leave families feeling alone and overwhelmed.

You are not alone JDRF's Mentor Program Volunteers can help.

The Mentor Program can provide much needed emotional support, information about diabetes resources, education about what families can do to help find a cure, and most of all, be a good listener. JDRF's Family Network is free of charge, and we are here to help as long as you need it. Please note: our volunteers are not healthcare professionals, and are unable to provide specific medical advice, for which you should contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.

If you would like information about the Mentor Program, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Local Support Groups

There are several support groups that meet in the Hamilton/Burlington/Niagara area to provide peer support to families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Hamilton & Area Parents Support Group: 
Wilf Ruland, 905.648.1296, deerspring1@gmail.com

Burlington & Oakville Parents Support Group: 
Christina McNaughton, 905.592.1372, christinamcnaughton@hotmail.com

Niagara T1D Families
Tracy Di Marco, 905.360.0351, niagarat1dfamilies@gmail.com

For more information on local JDRF family activities or our mentoring program for newly diagnosed families, please contact Anne Martin at amartin@jdrf.ca.

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Volunteers Wanted

Whether it's the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, or any other JDRF event that takes place during the year, they all require a considerable amount of volunteer help.

This help can be pre-event, working on one of many committees involving recruitment of participants, solicitation of sponsorships for items and services, or day-of-event duties such as registration, route supervision, kids activities, barbecue/refreshment area, etc.

For information on the many volunteer opportunities available, please contact Anne Martin at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or email amartin@jdrf.ca.

Volunteers are the backbone of JDRF and their support is truly appreciated!

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In Honour and In Memory Donations

You can make a donation to JDRF in honour of someone you love, or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Just call the office and we can easily process your donation and send out a personalized card on your behalf to the person being honoured.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away, we will send a card to their next of kin to acknowledge your donation to JDRF in memory of their loved one.

Call Anne Martin for further details at 905.664.1432/1.866.602.6662 or amartin@jdrf.ca.

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