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Meet the faces of our Giving Appeal: Georgia and Oliver
Published on May 22, 2018

Georgia and Oliver both live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but both have had very different journeys. You might see their faces around this June, as they’ve lent their stories as part of JDRF’s End of Financial Year Giving Appeal. The teenagers’ stories are told from the perspective of themselves and also their mums, who […]

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Becoming a mum when you’ve got type 1 diabetes
Published on May 11, 2018

Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes (T1D) can go together, but it might just take some extra planning and care. Kristi, mum to beautiful six-year-old Harry, tells her story of becoming a mother at 37, despite a complex journey with T1D since she was diagnosed at 11. “When I got to 30, I thought I’d left […]

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JDRF advocate recognised for her stellar advocacy work
Published on March 21, 2018

Emma Hogan was recognised for her tireless advocacy efforts on International Women’s Day, picking up the award for junior woman of the year in her electorate of Lindsay, in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. The 16-year-old, who despite her age has already been part of JDRF’s advocacy program for eight years, was presented with the award from […]

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Meet Debbie: Riding 900km in the Type 1 Challenge
Published on March 14, 2018

Debbie Page is the super-grandmother heading all the way from the Northern Territory to join the Type 1 Challenge cycling team next month. She will ride 900km from Melbourne to the Barossa Valley with a group of dedicated supporters to join JDRF One Ride. Debbie told her story to JDRF: As a past JDRF One […]

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Running to remember Lewis
Published on January 30, 2018

It was a tough week for Geelong’s Clinton Meehan when we spoke with him in January. The fifth anniversary of his stepbrother Lewis’ passing and a time of mixed emotions. Lewis Marnell was a professional skateboarder for both Nike SB Team and Almost Skateboards, and his crew and fans definitely haven’t forgotten the Aussie legend. […]

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A One Ride wedding
Published on January 17, 2018

When Sarah finally talked her partner Andrew into signing up for JDRF One Ride, she didn’t let on that it would be an annual event for the couple. Nor did they imagine it would come to mark a milestone they’ll celebrate forever! That was eight years ago, and the two are returning for their ninth […]

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Collector cards score nearly $40,000 for JDRF
Published on December 5, 2017

The NBL’s Perth Wildcats teamed up with Coles supermarkets in Western Australia to help raise funds for JDRF again in 2017. During the first half of November, which included World Diabetes Day, shoppers could pick up a Perth Wildcats trading card at 99 of Coles’ WA stores. A donation of just $2 to JDRF got […]

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Spring racing brings more than $450k of funds for JDRF
Published on December 4, 2017

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation, the jewel in the crown of Spring racing. In 2017, iconic Australian racing events, including Cup Day, brought some great fundraising partnerships our way. We announced in November that the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win campaign raised $420,000 for more life-changing type 1 […]

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