JDRF Young Leadership Committee’s Fire & Ice Party

JDRF Young Leadership Committee’s Fire & Ice Party

JDRF Young Leadership Committee invites you to attend the Fire & Ice Party at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This event will be held from 9pm – 1am and will offer guests hors d’ouevre and music by Zanna-Doo! as well as complimentary beer, wine, and featured drinks from Tito’s Vodka. We will […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Heroes: The Weinert’s

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Heroes: The Weinert’s

It’s all in the family. What makes the Weinert’s story so unique is that the two children have diabetes while the two parents—who do not have diabetes—are leading researchers and scientists in diabetes at Roche. Maybe that’s where their grounded no-nonsense approach to diabetes stems from. “I just have to live with this problem. My […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Heroes: The Schmidt’s

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Heroes: The Schmidt’s

The family matters. When you talk to enough families with children or parents with diabetes, one consistent theme stands out. Everyone is in it together. It takes a team to watch out for each other. And that is especially true when children are diagnosed as young as 15 months, like Will, or 3 years old, […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Dan Pollom

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Dan Pollom

The two tracks in life. Like most 12-year-olds, sports were a big part of Dan’s life. He played basketball, football and baseball year round. It was a growing part of his identity. But one Sunday in December it ended after he was diagnosed with diabetes. It was during a time and in a small town […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Patrick Fueger

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Patrick Fueger

The fuel we need. As one of three brothers who all have diabetes, Patrick knows more than most about the disease. Shortly after being diagnosed at 12 years old, he made a decision: “I realized I needed to fight this disease and battle it rather than let the disease take ahold of me. Today I’m […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Kyle Vassilo

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Kyle Vassilo

More than a game. There once was a time, not too long ago, when kids diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes were discouraged from playing sports, especially sports like football. But today, you find more and more athletes like Kyle, tackling his disease head one. Much like his professional athlete heroes, such as Jay Cutler and […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Ben Lobel

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Ben Lobel

The skills to tell his own story. If you have Type 1 diabetes and ever thought it should be portrayed realistically in a movie, then your best chance of seeing it is Ben. A budding screenwriter, Ben is charting a course to make it in the industry. At only 14 years old, Ben has already […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Dr. Dana Hardin

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Dr. Dana Hardin

Dana’s career has gone to the dogs. Dana’s story begins when she was a kid and noticed something interesting about her grandmother’s dog, a dachshund. Whenever her grandmother’s was experiencing hypoglycemia, the dachshund would notify the grandfather. This fascinated Dana. Fast-forward to today and Dana has turned a precocious observation into a lifelong passion and […]

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Sarah Yoakum

Heroes for a Cure Promise Gala Hero: Sarah Yoakum

Walking the walk. When she was diagnosed at age 8, Sarah had a choice to make. Become responsible at an early age or ignore her condition and suffer the consequences. Luckily for her (and the other kids she mentors), she made the responsible decision to be responsible. It has made her the 17-year-old she is […]