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 […]

Charity art auction April 9-30 benefiting JDRF

We have FIVE beautiful paintings going LIVE for online bidding, ALL for the benefit of JDRF! Bidding opens tomorrow, April 9th & ends April 30th, so be sure to check them out at  http://www.charitybuzz.com/support/2406! All five pieces of artwork were painted and donated to JDRF by artist Nicole Sebille. Nicole Sebille was born into a […]

For our ONE and only volunteers!

Our journey to a cure wouldn’t be possible without the help and generosity of our amazing volunteers. A million THANK YOU’S go out to all of our volunteers, old & new, who lend their hands & resources to our Chapter, freeing us to be able to educate more, steward more, and raise more funds for […]

You’re the make it happen type

Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dayton Coles

Relaying the Research One thing we can all agree on – T1D is a complicated disease. It is not easy for the general public to understand and the science behind the research is sometimes difficult to explain. But it is vital that we get the word out: JDRF is funding research that will improve the […]

Gala Gab :: At-Home Wine Dinner for 8 People

At-Home Steak Dinner & Wine Pairing for Eight People prepared by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar At Fleming’s a steak is never just a steak. It’s the culmination of a meticulous process of selection, preparation and service that ensures it reaches your table at its very best. Fleming’s obsesses over every detail so that […]

Redefining the Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

Updated criteria could open new possibilities for intervention before symptoms appear JDRF is leading a pertinent discussion in the diabetes field about what defines a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). At the 14th Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium today, Richard Insel, M.D., JDRF’s chief scientific officer, reviewed evidence supporting the need to […]

Renewal of the Special Diabetes Program: Your help is needed!

Our JDRF Advocacy leaders have returned from Washington DC! Help keep their efforts going & contact your Members of Congress to let them know how important a multi-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program is to you! Message them now at www.jdrf.org/action! What is the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)? In recognition of an alarming trend, Congress formed […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Stewart

A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one!  Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]

Gala Gab :: Country Music Superstar Signed Guitar

We’re auctioning off a guitar (details to come!) signed by country music superstar ERIC CHURCH! It’s truly a collector’s item and perfectly suited for any serious Eric Church fan! The guitar is accompanied by tickets to BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST in May! (ticket details to come as well!) This year’s Bayou Country Superfest linup includes George […]