Fund a Cure

The Maarika Paul T1D Research Fund


Driven by the hopes, dreams, and unwavering resolve of the founders and the thousands of volunteers who have followed in their footsteps, JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research, and the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. To-date, JDRF has awarded nearly $2 billion (US) to T1D research, accelerating science with the goal of discovering, developing, and delivering advances that cure, better treat, and prevent T1D.

In keeping with JDRF tradition, following our live auction, there will be a point when the room is stilled and the story of hope unfolds. During this special time, you will have the opportunity to donate directly to diabetes research through The Maarika Paul T1D Research Fund campaign. Our host and auctioneer will explain the details, so come ready to support incredible research projects like Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret’s.

We must continue to support the research that will lead to a cure.

Even if you are unable to attend DIA-BEAT-IT Gala this year… we hope you will still join us!

Thank you for your generous support!

To donate to The Maarika Paul T1D Research Fund campaign before the gala, please contact Lyne Charbonneau at or 514-744-5537, ext. 240, or make your donation online. The Maarika Paul T1D Research Fund gifts are 100% tax receiptable.