JDRF Bay Area Events

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to post some of the upcoming events that the JDRF Bay Area Chapter is planning for the upcoming months.  There are things for kids, teens, and adults so take a look.

Type 1 Diabetes Night with the San Francisco Giants - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Join families from the type 1 diabetes community at AT&T Park for a tailgate BBQ with kids activities and entertainment or…

Join type 1 adults for a pre-game happy hour at the stadium (significant other or another guest welcome).

Both events followed by group seating as we watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Baltimore Orioles!

Family Tailgate * 5:00 p.m.
Adult Type 1 Happy Hour * 6:00 p.m.
Game Begins * 7:15 p.m.

$15 per person. Family Tailgate includes game ticket, BBQ dinner and kids activities; Happy Hour includes game ticket and $10 credit for beverages or refreshments at AT&T Park.

A diabetes service & product vendor fair will be open to all attendees in the AT&T lot at 5 p.m.

RSVP Form >


Taking "Control" Out of Diabetes
An evening with Jessica Bernstein, Psy.D.
Psychologist specializing in type 1 diabetes/chronic illness "Blood & Honey" documentary film director and producer/living with type 1 diabetes for 38 Years

DATE: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Congregation Etz Chayim; 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA

In a controversial talk, Psychologist Jessica Bernstein sparks debate about our current method of approaching diabetes care with the goal of controlling the condition. Dr. Bernstein, who has had type 1 diabetes since age one, will discuss two key questions:

  • Is it possible to control diabetes?
  • Is it healthy to approach diabetes care with the mindset of trying to control the condition?

Through excerpts from her documentary film (now in production) entitled "Blood & Honey" (www.bloodandhoney.org), Dr. Bernstein will present varying views about the "myth of control." This talk will provide you with new ideas for approaching diabetes care that could improve the psychological experience of diabetes for anyone diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes, adult or child.

Dr. Bernstein has a private practice in Oakland focused on people with diabetes.

RSVP to Rachel Cox at coxbr@aol.com or (650)329-0380.


Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Arlington Park in El Cerrito
(1120 Arlington Blvd.)
Join families in the type 1 diabetes community for a brown bag picnic! 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP please contact Seble Legesse at (510) 282-3759 or seble_legesse@bio-rad.com


Thursday, July 22, 2010
at the JDRF Office (49 Stevenson St., Ste. 1200; San Francisco)
This casual get-together is an opportunity for adults living with type 1 diabetes to meet one another, share best practices, exchange tips, address challenges, discuss technology, and more. Wine and refreshments provided. For more information or to RSVP please email ceisen@jdrf.org or call the JDRF office (415) 977-0360.   Future 2010 dates: September 23 and November 18

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at location TBD.
This group meets every other month in a San Francisco or East Bay restaurant to eat, drink and have an all around good time!. For more information or to RSVP please email Sara Outler, Adult Outreach Chair, at sara.outler@gmail.com or call the JDRF office (415) 977-0360. Future 2010 dates: August 26, October 28, December TBD



*No specific date at the moment

Join other young professionals, enjoy drinks and catch up on type 1 diabetes work/life balance. Attendees pay for own beverages and refreshments. For more information or to RSVP please email Sarah-Jane Hornbeek at shornbeek@gmail.com or call the JDRF office (415) 977-0360.