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 […]

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 […]

NYC Community Update: Meet Chris

NYC Community Update: Meet Chris

Chris Schultz was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1969 during a time when people with T1D were not expected to live beyond their late 30s. Having witnessed other members of his family suffer serious diabetic complications, Chris vowed at a young age to do everything in his power to stay healthy and live […]

Thanks to Matt Ising (left) 8-year-old Will Bunzel (right) was able to enjoy summer camp without worrying about his T1D.

NYC Community Update: Meet Matt and Will

Halfway to New Hampshire, a bus full of eager boys itching to start their summer at sports camp slowed to a halt beside the road. The young man who’d requested the unplanned pit stop was Matt Ising, a nursing student from Penn State hired specially by the camp to watch over eight-year-old Will Bunzel; a […]

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 […]

NYC Community Update: Meet Alex and Theo

NYC Community Update: Meet Alex and Theo

When Bayard King’s son Theo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of five, he and his wife Anne embarked on a mission— as most parents in their situation do—to learn as much as they could about T1D, and contribute to the search for a cure. As part of their efforts, the […]

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 […]