The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada (DRIFCan)

This World Diabetes Month (November), National Philanthropy Day (Nov 15) and Giving Tuesday, we celebrate our donors and volunteers and all families living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

Our mission is to Accelerate the Cure of T1D by investing in the groundbreaking first-in-human cure-based clinical trials using islet and stem cell transplantation, right here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Our goal is to engage 1,000 Canadians to give or raise $1,000 by 2020. Please join us. Thank You.

Photo courtesy of The University of Alberta. Front Row (left to right): Melanie Hibbard, Executive Director, parent of two T1D sons and Stacey Scott Nykolyshyn, DRIFCan volunteer Secretary/Treasurer. Back Row (left to right): Jason Turner, DRIFCan volunteer Vice-Chair and two time islet cell transplant recipient; Verlyn Olson, islet cell transplant recipient; Dr. James Shapiro; Kerry Elliott, stem cell transplant recipient; Byers parents of T1D child and Non T1D trial participants; and Mark Bosworth, DRIFCan volunteer Board Chair.

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