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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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I have T1D but it does not have me
Published on November 17, 2017

For Daniel Webb, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a bit of a family affair. The Tasmanian was diagnosed with T1D aged six, his younger sister Claire was diagnosed a few years later at 11. Just two months ago, the Webbs were struck a third blow when 26-year-old Emma was diagnosed. To put a positive spin […]

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“It can happen to anyone”
Published on November 2, 2017

It was during a chat with his state manager that Peter Machin became inspired to begin his fundraising journey. Peter’s boss was telling him about a fundraising bike ride he had done for charity. This got him thinking about how he could turn his skill at playing darts into something more meaningful. Peter’s 11-year-old  son […]

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