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House party goes virtual for juvenile diabetes

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In the new reality of physical distancing, JDRF is bringing Canadians together to unite, get loud and raise funds to accelerate the pace of type 1 diabetes research – all from home. The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure, presented by Omnipod, will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2020, and is Canada’s largest virtual house party turning type one diabetes into type none.

This one-day, family-friendly, virtual and interactive house party will feature guests such as NHL player Max Domi and Canadian country superstar George Canyon. It will be a day filled with live streaming entertainment, inspirational stories, updates from research experts and more.

“The JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure is more than a virtual house party,” says Dave Prowten, President & CEO of JDRF Canada. “It’s a movement that empowers families touched by type 1 diabetes to rally together, now more than ever. We need to make sure that the research doesn’t stop for the type 1 diabetes community, and funds raised through this event will help us accelerate JDRF and critical research breakthroughs that will lead to better treatments and cures.”

Participants will be encouraged to do their own fundraising challenges at home and creativity will be key. Whether it’s a virtual dinner with friends, 100km on a stationary bike or a bead-a-thon - anything can be virtually possible. Participants will be able to live stream their house party and share what they are doing to move towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.

JDRF is honoured to have the continued leadership of Sun Life as the event’s National Premiere Sponsor, proud to welcome Insulet Canada, home of the Omnipod® Insulin Management System, as the Presenting Sponsor, as well as Abbott Diabetes Care as a National Partner, and grateful for the continued support of Bell Media as the National Media Sponsor and Max Domi, JDRF’s National Spokesperson.

Join the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure by registering at jdrfparty.ca.

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