It’s a grim prognosis. Wolfram syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that strikes the young, presents as severe juvenile diabetes, and gradually causes loss of sight and hearing, often leading to death before the patient’s 30th birthday. Today, there is no cure.
Arnold and Hazel Donald donn leis at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's “The Beat Goes On!” on May 2, 2003
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases of modern society. An increasing number of people are developing this complex metabolic disease, in which high blood sugar occurs because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or because the cells in the body do not respond to the insulin being produced.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) hosted its annual JDRF T1D Retreat? The event featured Indy 1 racer Charlie Kimball—the first and only driver with type-1 diabetes—as keynote speaker. More than 150 volunteers helped 160 families learn more about diabetes care and treatment, research advances and other information related to life with type 1 diabetes. Pictured: Magician Larry Minth entertains
Ladue News gladly announced the winners and finalists of its Charity Awards at the Saint Louis Zoo. Winners were St. Louis Arc, Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Hope Happens for Neurological Disorders. Also honored were finalists Wings of Hope, KidSmart, Our Lady�s Inn, HavenHouse, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and ALS Association. Pictured: Michele Rutledge, Kathy Sindel, Maureen Hill, Jennifer Miller, Marie Davis, Madolena Key
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Almost 500 friends and family of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk teams visited T.R. Hughes Ballpark for a River City Rascals game? Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner of all-American picnic fare and watched on-field antics with Ruffy the River City Rascals Mascot. After the game friends and family were entertained with fireworks and one-of-a-kind jerseys off the player�s backs were given to scratch-and-win ticket holders. Pictured: Marie Davis, Ann Wagner
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION held a Corporate Walk Kickoff luncheon at the Moulin at Vin de Set? KMOV-TV’s Russell Kinsaul was the master of ceremonies and sported his own 2011 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk To Cure Diabetes T-shirt. Pictured: Russell Kinsaul
From babies in homes right down the street to Haitians thousands of miles away, there are countless children facing health risks every day. These local organizations are stepping up to make sure those kids—no matter their location or circumstances—have a chance at a healthy and bright future.
BILL CORRIGAN has been named to the St. Louis board of Old Newsboys Day.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) ultimately wants to close its doors. When Type 1 diabetes is cured and prevented, JDRF will have achieved its goal. Until then, the organization will continue to do its part to fund research, while also providing support and education to those affected by the disease.
When Dave Myers’ son, Addison, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in February 1997, the doctor said it was unlikely that a cure would be discovered in Addison’s lifetime. Myers refuses to believe that. “Technology has exponentially increased the odds to find a cure, and I will do anything I can to help that happen.”
Midwest BankCentre has elected CHRIS KREHMEYER to its board of directors.
When…Longtime supporter and professional photographer Dave Myers received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk Awards Celebration? Dave’s son Addison was diagnosed at age 9 with insulin dependent diabetes. Presenting the award was JDRF special events manager Ally Klein. Pictured: Dave Myers and Ally Klein.
Fore! It’s time for golf once again, and we will strive to keep you updated on the local golf scene this year by letting you know who is playing well in area events, and getting out information about tournaments or news from your country club. A lot has happened since we signed off last October, so let’s get to the first tee.
Gala co-chairs Emily Rapp and Bob and Laura Roeder. Not pictured: Co-chair Derek Rapp.
Have you ever thought that there could be a vaccine against Type 1 diabetes? Or an artificial pancreas that could help regulate blood sugar?