JDRF Illinois Young Leadership Committee

JDRF Illinois Young Leadership Committee JDRF Illinois' Young Leadership Committee aims to create awareness of type 1 diabetes among Chicagoland’s vibrant young professionals population and to raise money to fund diabetes research.
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The JDRF Illinois Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a group of teachers, accountants, nurses, lawyers, underwriters, chefs, marketers, doctors, designers, and other young business and civic professionals who are actively involved with JDRF and are dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes.

Mission: JDRF Illinois YLC's goals are to create awareness of type 1 diabetes among Chicagoland’s vibrant young professionals population and to raise money to fund diabetes research. With increased awareness, we hope to build a devoted support network for years of ongoing funding, as well as share important information about type 1 diabetes and its complications. The JDRF Illinois YLC is a dedicated group of entrepreneurial leaders with a unique depth and breadth of experiences from some of Chicago’s top companies and organizations. Our members have special links to the disease, whether they battle diabetes everyday or are connected through a friend or family member. We need involvement and support from Chicagoland businesses, as well as corporate and civic community leaders like you, to help us create awareness, increase membership, and continue to raise funds for diabetes research. With your endorsement and support, whether it is through silent auction items, monetary donations, in-kind products, services and/or venues, you will help us come closer to finding a cure for the millions of people who are affected by diabetes each and every day. To learn more about how you can help us make a positive impact for those with diabetes, e-mail [email protected].

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Last chance to submit your ugly sweater pics! Today by 4pm central. Do Chicago proud! 🎄🕎          #Repost @jdrfyounglead...
12/16/2020

Last chance to submit your ugly sweater pics! Today by 4pm central. Do Chicago proud! 🎄🕎 #Repost @jdrfyoungleadersnyc with @make_repost
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Remember to get those #uglysweater submissions in by tomorrow night, and come party with 3 #fabulous cities of #awesome #diabetics on Thursday night!
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#jdrfylcnyc #jdrfyoungleaders #jdrfyoungleadersnyc #jdrfilylc #YLC #jdrf #jdrfgnyc #t1d #diabetesawareness #lifewithdiabetes #goodcause #goodtimes #nonprofit #philanthropy #NYC #nycevents #Chicago #Chicagoevents #dc #dcevents #fundraiser #virtual #quarantinelife #adobespark

All are welcome this Thursday!! We are so excited to partner with the NYC and DC JDRF YLCs (enough letters for you?) to ...
12/15/2020

All are welcome this Thursday!! We are so excited to partner with the NYC and DC JDRF YLCs (enough letters for you?) to host the best ugly sweater party. Three AMAZING comedians will be there for the price of only $15. Link in bio!
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Please join us this Thursday for our Virtual Ugly Sweater Party to support Type 1 Diabetes Research!

Special guest judges will be selecting the winners for these exciting categories:
-Best overall ugly sweater
-Worst ugly sweater (ugliest sweater)
-Best pet ugly sweater

Submissions are due by Wednesday, December 16th at 5pm time so be sure to submit your ugly sweaters by emailing [email protected] ASAP!

And if you’re feeling extra festive, you can even wear them to the party too 🤪

#fundraiser #jdrf #diabetesawareness #t1d #philanthropy #comedy #nonprofit #t1dawareness #t1dresearch

12/12/2020

Tonight’s the night! Have you attended the @jdrfillinois One Dream Gala before? Now any donation gets you the link to the event and it’s going to be great! See you there with @fiveforfightingofficial 🎤

Wow what a turnout! We had an awesome time dining together with food we ordered from local black & latinx owned restaura...
12/11/2020

Wow what a turnout! We had an awesome time dining together with food we ordered from local black & latinx owned restaurants. If you’re interested in joining the crew, reach out anytime!

We’re excited for the digital revamp of our Dining with D1s event! YLC members will be ordering from Black-owned busines...
12/02/2020

We’re excited for the digital revamp of our Dining with D1s event! YLC members will be ordering from Black-owned businesses and getting together over Zoom. Check out the link in our bio for that list of restaurants and join if you’re free!

We’re thinking about our worldwide type 1 family today - we’re far apart but we’re all in it together. We hope you’re al...
11/14/2020

We’re thinking about our worldwide type 1 family today - we’re far apart but we’re all in it together. We hope you’re all safe and healthy during this crazy year 💙

A mermaid, Mr. Clean and Draco Malfoy log into a zoom.... and watch @evanescenceofficial music videos of course 💀 Happy ...
11/01/2020

A mermaid, Mr. Clean and Draco Malfoy log into a zoom.... and watch @evanescenceofficial music videos of course 💀

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Time is running out to order your #OneWalk shirt! Only 5 days left before the campaign ends. Support the YLC and look co...
10/30/2020

Time is running out to order your #OneWalk shirt! Only 5 days left before the campaign ends. Support the YLC and look cool this walk season 😎

Visit www.Campaigns.RealThread.com/shop/JDRF

We will miss being together, but we won’t miss the rain! Reminiscing about last year’s #OneWalk where we raised over $10...
10/27/2020

We will miss being together, but we won’t miss the rain! Reminiscing about last year’s #OneWalk where we raised over $10,000 and had a huge group walking through the wet weather. Help us reach that goal again by donating through the link in our bio!

What does your walk look like this year? 🌧🌧🌧

Don’t miss your chance to get a one of a kind 2020 One Walk t-shirt! Only 8 days left until they’re gone forever. Visit:...
10/26/2020

Don’t miss your chance to get a one of a kind 2020 One Walk t-shirt! Only 8 days left until they’re gone forever. Visit: https://campaigns.realthread.com/shop/jdrf to get yours.

#onewalk2020 #virtualreality #virtualwalk

TONIGHT! JDRF is hosting a free, no-rsvp necessary event for adults w/ t1d all about nutrition. Dietician Leah Groppo fr...
10/26/2020

TONIGHT! JDRF is hosting a free, no-rsvp necessary event for adults w/ t1d all about nutrition. Dietician Leah Groppo from Stanford Health Care will share insights and answer any questions! Start your week off right by finding new ways to help manage your diabetes.

Rep your new virtual reality with our new One Walk t-shirt! They are $23 each and all proceeds go towards the YLC’s One ...
10/23/2020

Rep your new virtual reality with our new One Walk t-shirt! They are $23 each and all proceeds go towards the YLC’s One Walk goal. Visit Campaigns.RealThread.com/Shop/JDRF to get one today!

After 11 more days they will be gone for good, so don’t wait!

YLC members Sara & Asher are absolutely killing the One Walk game this year! #Repost @jdrfillinois with @make_repost・・・I...
10/20/2020

YLC members Sara & Asher are absolutely killing the One Walk game this year!
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It’s an Insta takeover type of day! Join @theinsulintomypump as they share more about their lives with T1D, how they got 💍 during quarantine & how you can get involved with JDRF from home. Take it away Sara and Asher! 💙

It’s that simple! Put all those quarantine walks to good use, each step can be one closer to a cure. 🚶‍♂️🚶🚶‍♀️Take a pic...
10/14/2020

It’s that simple! Put all those quarantine walks to good use, each step can be one closer to a cure. 🚶‍♂️🚶🚶‍♀️

Take a pic (walking the dog? pretty skyline? however you’re walking!) and use the hashtag #mywalklookslike to make this socially distant year a little more personal.

If you want to support the YLC’s efforts, check out the link in bio!

What does your walk look like?This year, we’re walking together, apart. Instead of meeting at one start line together, w...
10/13/2020

What does your walk look like?

This year, we’re walking together, apart.

Instead of meeting at one start line together, we’re walking through parks, forest preserves, trails, sidewalks, and more to count our miles to help find a cure for T1D.

Whether you’re walking now, on Nov. 1, or well into the end of the year, we want to see what your walk looks like. Share a photo of your walk with #mywalklookslike for a chance to be featured on our page and to connect with other One Walkers and supporters!

#JDRFOneWalk #OneWalk #OneWalk2020 #MyWalkLooksLike #JDRFIL #JDRFillinois #JDRF #typeonediabetes #typenone #jdrfhq #diabetestype1 #t1dawareness #t1diabetes #t1diabetesawareness #t1dfamily

have you registered yet for Friday’s happy hour? come hang out with us and @beyondtype1 to kick off the weekend! hope to...
09/24/2020

have you registered yet for Friday’s happy hour? come hang out with us and @beyondtype1 to kick off the weekend! hope to see you there 💻

Is your emergency T1D kit stocked and looking perfect? If you can take some time to start a kit or evaluate what you hav...
06/09/2020

Is your emergency T1D kit stocked and looking perfect? If you can take some time to start a kit or evaluate what you have, it can be a literal life-savor.

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Managing diabetes can be even harder when dealing with a disaster. During an emergency crisis, it is critical for people with diabetes to have access to life-saving medications and supplies. ⁣

The Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition created a Diabetes Disaster Preparedness Plan which includes a checklist of supplies, information and guidelines to help you remain safe and healthy. Building a “diabetes kit” now can save a lot of worry and time when a disaster strikes.⁣

Download the plan at https://www.diabetesdisasterresponse.org/

Black Lives Matter. Thank you @jdrfhq for your post. The YLC also wants to help black T1Ds who are critically underrepre...
06/03/2020

Black Lives Matter. Thank you @jdrfhq for your post. The YLC also wants to help black T1Ds who are critically underrepresented in this community. If you or anyone you know is a BIPOC living with type 1 in Chicago, we would love to support them. 🖤 Any other resources from other chapters specific to this issue would be greatly appreciated!

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These are words from @jdrfhq CEO and President, @aaronjkowalski. We are speaking up.⁣

The JDRF Illinois Chapter believes that #BlackLivesMatter. Our city and our community is not immune to the systemic and institutionalized racism that affects our country. The intersectionality between being black and having type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a story we need to tell, and one we need to tell better.⁣

We commit to doing our part to make our society better. It’s OUR job to do better. It’s on US to do better.⁣

At JDRF we know that silence does not create progress or advancements, so we are taking the following actions to do better and amplify these voices:⁣

• Telling black T1D stories including on our social channels and at our events.⁣

• Building a more inclusive chapter, and expanding our outreach even more into underserved communities.⁣

• Listening to the needs of our black and brown communities of Illinois and help by providing T1D resources to ensure the community is safe, healthy and heard.⁣

The work is on us, and we’re committed to creating change.

Did you miss the party last night? No problem! The recording is live on the @jdrfillinois youtube channel now. Thanks ag...
05/29/2020

Did you miss the party last night? No problem! The recording is live on the @jdrfillinois youtube channel now. Thanks again to everyone who came! #onehouseparty

WOWWW!!!!! Record breaking for the YLC! We are so honored and humbled, we can’t thank you all enough 💙 Together we reall...
05/29/2020

WOWWW!!!!! Record breaking for the YLC! We are so honored and humbled, we can’t thank you all enough 💙 Together we really will turn type 1 into type none!

The silver lining to going virtual? All pups and pets welcome! Here’s @the_renster’s bff by her side while she practiced...
05/28/2020

The silver lining to going virtual? All pups and pets welcome! Here’s @the_renster’s bff by her side while she practiced to be your MC for tonight’s One (House) Party 😎 t-minus 4 hours! #OneHouseParty

*WWE voice* AREEE YOUUU READYYYY!! ... to party responsibly from your couch to raise money for T1D research? GOOD! Can’t...
05/28/2020

*WWE voice* AREEE YOUUU READYYYY!! ... to party responsibly from your couch to raise money for T1D research? GOOD! Can’t wait to see you there!
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It’s not too late to register via the link below. And be sure to check out our insta profile’s highlights for auction items and story shareables!
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If you take a pic of your set up, be sure to hashtag #onehouseparty!

https://www.jdrf.org/illinois/events/oneparty/

TOMORROW! Where else do you have to go? 😏 Hope to see you there - register in our bio!
05/27/2020

TOMORROW! Where else do you have to go? 😏 Hope to see you there - register in our bio!

The safety of our guests, especially the T1Ds, was our #1 priority. We won’t have the open bar or delicious food this ye...
05/26/2020

The safety of our guests, especially the T1Ds, was our #1 priority. We won’t have the open bar or delicious food this year, but we hope you still come to support us this Thursday.

05/26/2020
JDRF Illinois

We're so honored to get this personal message from JDRF CEO Dr. Aaron Kowalski!

Be sure to join us this Thursday, May 28th on the 50th anniversary of JDRF, to help celebrate all that we've accomplished.

https://jdrf-illinois.ejoinme.org/JDRFYLC2020?_ga=2.135606706.2012196542.1590503647-1503517642.1587145307

Dr. Aaron Kowalski takes the time to congratulate the JDRF Illinois Young Leadership Committee on their commitment and dedication to the reimagined #OneHouseParty planned for Thursday, May 28th. We hope to see everyone on Zoom for a night full of entertainment, auctions, mission messaging, and the resolve to fight back against T1D! It's not too late to register today at www.jdrf.org/illinois/oneparty

The One (House) Party is this Thursday! It’s free for all to attend, but you have to register. Hope to see you all there...
05/26/2020

The One (House) Party is this Thursday! It’s free for all to attend, but you have to register. Hope to see you all there! 🏘🏘🏘

Thanks Jacqueline for being an awesome YLC member and for your work studying islet transplantation. Check out her featur...
05/25/2020

Thanks Jacqueline for being an awesome YLC member and for your work studying islet transplantation. Check out her feature below from You're Just My Type.

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Name: Jacqueline Burke Age: 25 Year Diagnosed: 2003 (Age 9) Location: I live in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.

Photo: I am a PhD candidate studying islet transplantation for T1D. This is a photo of a typical day in the lab.

1. In a typically work day, I have realized that I actually walk quite a lot. Being at home, tied to a computer monitor all day, I have noticed that my blood sugars have creeped up a bit. I am combatting this by taking my dog for extra long walks in the morning and evening.
2. I am looking forward to seeing the faces of all of my friends from the YLC.

Thank you @ayapastry! Looking for a sweet treat? Check out these amazing cookies that will also support the One (House) ...
05/24/2020

Thank you @ayapastry! Looking for a sweet treat? Check out these amazing cookies that will also support the One (House) Party this Thursday.

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We are working with @jdrfillinois @jdrfadvocacy and @jdrfilylc to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. For every box of our Samoa Cake and Blueberries & Cream Dino Mac you purchase, we are donating 15% of the proceeds to JDRF. Our special collaborative dessert set is available for pick-up on Wed. 5/27 and Thurs. 5/28 only. Pre-order online under our “online menu”> “JDRF & Aya Pastry” to help with the cure, prevention, and the treatment for T1D and it’s complications.

#DidYouKnow these facts about T1D? Share them with your non-type 1 friends and family to spread the knowledge! 🤓
05/24/2020

#DidYouKnow these facts about T1D? Share them with your non-type 1 friends and family to spread the knowledge! 🤓

Don’t miss this takeover!! @westloopsoul and @bestfoodalex have an incredible story and they are even more incredible pe...
05/22/2020

Don’t miss this takeover!! @westloopsoul and @bestfoodalex have an incredible story and they are even more incredible people - visit @jdrfillinois stories to watch and give your support!

You don’t have to be diabetic to be a YLC member, you just have to care about improving the lives of T1Ds everywhere - a...
05/22/2020

You don’t have to be diabetic to be a YLC member, you just have to care about improving the lives of T1Ds everywhere - and it helps if you like to have fun. 💃🕺 Thank you Natalie for sharing your story and being amazing! You can support T1Ds too by signing up for our One (House) Party next Thursday - https://www.jdrf.org/illinois/events/oneparty/ #FeatureFriday

Do you know what day of the week it is? If not, we have the answer for you - it’s #ThirstyThursday! and next Thursday fo...
05/21/2020

Do you know what day of the week it is? If not, we have the answer for you - it’s #ThirstyThursday! and next Thursday for the One (House) Party we have a ~signature cocktail~ for you to enjoy. Try mixing it up and be sure to snap a pic! Thank you @kaysuemobilebar for being our virtual bartender 🍸

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Hi JDRF YLC friends! I can no longer attend the event on Friday and am looking to sell my 4 tickets. If you or someone you know is still interested in purchasing tickets at a cheaper price, please feel free to reach out to me! Thank you!!!
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