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JDRF Outreach E-Newsletter
April Newsletter 2010
In This Issue
JDRF Mentor Trainings
Walk Dates
JDRF Fundraisers
Holiday Card Artwork
Duke Diabetes Day
Upcoming Support Groups
Mountain Bike Clinic
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Please update your contact list. The JDRF office has moved up one exit to I-77 and Nations Ford Rd. at the address below. Our phone number is still the same,   704-561-0828.
JDRF Charlotte Chapter         205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28217
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JDRF Mentor Trainings Announced
JDRF is recruiting adults who are interested in being mentors to newly diagnosed families. The mentor's responsibility is to make contact with the individual or family, preferably while they are still in the hospital. This visit is so important because it is the first connection to JDRF for a newly diagnosed family. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email slangan@jdrf.org for an interest form. Please keep in mind that new mentors must participate in a mentor training. The dates and times of these trainings are listed below.
  • Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00pm at the JDRF Office
  • Wednesday, April 28th at 9:30am at the JDRF Office
There's Still Time to Register for the Upcoming Walks!                          
The Walks are fast approaching, but it's not to late to register and join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes in your area! The dates are listed below and you can register online at www.walk.jdrf.org. It's time to lace up those sneakers and start raising money to find a cure! Don't hesitate to contact the JDRF office if you need help putting together your team, (704) 561-0828.
April 17 - Charlotte Walk at Carowinds
May 1 - Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus Walk at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium
Enjoy a Great Meal and Support JDRF Family Teams
Two local restaurants are hosting fundraisers to support Charlotte Family Teams for the upcoming Walk to Cure Diabetes. Please stop by and enjoy a meal while supporting JDRF!
  • Towne Tavern in Fort Mill - From April 11th - April 24th, they will be selling sneakers to raise money for JDRF. The blue sneakers will sell for $1 and the "gold" sneakers will sell for $10. Customers will receive a $5 Towne Tavern gift card with the purchase of a "gold" sneaker. Also, on Wednesday, April 14th the Towne Tavern will be celebrating Anthony's All Stars Night where 10% of all proceeds to the restaurant and bar will be donated to JDRF.
  • Beantown Tavern in Matthews - They are donating 20% of all  meal and drink orders placed by people who mention JDRF or the Brady Walk team between 4-8pm.
2010 Fund-Racing Program
Harris TeeterFund-racing is a unique and fun way for you to raise money for JDRF and enjoy the racing excitement at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, or the Dirt Track at Charlotte. For each gift card or ticket purchased, a donation will be made to JDRF.
$25 spend on tickets or gift cards = $10 donation to JDRF 
 For more information please call 704-454-6401.
Calling All Artists - JDRF Holiday Card Artwork Needed
Each year, JDRF sells holiday cards made by kids and teens with diabetes and their family members. These cards give young artists a chance to help make people more aware about diabetes, and to raise money for research to find a cure. In fact, this program has raised over $1 million for JDRF to date.
JDRF is now inviting all budding artists to send in their designs for its 2010 cards. Up to 15 winning designs will be made into cards for the JDRF 2010 Holiday Card Collection. Cash prizes of $50 will be awarded to the artists whose designs are chosen. This year's deadline to enter has been extended to April 15, 2010.
Click here for information about what to create and where to send it.
Duke Diabetes Day
Duke Diabetes Day is a FREE, fun filled day for children, young adults and their families who have diabetes. Join them for demonstrations, seminars, fun activities, prizes and much more.

Where: Githens Middle School, 4800 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC
When: April 24, 2010
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Click Here to download the flyer with more information.
Upcoming Support Groups
NORTH CHARLOTTE - The North Charlotte Support Group will meet at the Pediatric Pavilion at CMC-NE from 6:30-8pm on Thursday, April 22nd. The guest speaker will be Pat Forgarty, a registered dietitian who specializes in celiac disease.  A delicious gluten-free meal will be provided as well as some other gluten-free foods/snacks to try out. Please remember to RSVP no later than Monday, April 19th to charlotte@jdrf.org.
Save the Date for a FREE Mountain Bike Skills Clinic with Tony Cervati
Come ride and learn new biking skills with Tony Cervati, an endurance mountain bike racer and type 1 diabetic. Check out his website to learn more about his amazing accomplishments, www.type1rider.org
Who:   JDRF Kids and Their Siblings and Friends
Date:  September 25, 2010
Time:  10:00am
Place:   Colonel Francis Beatty Park 
RSVP By:  September 22, 2010