JDRF’s 2016 DIA-BEAT-IT Gala was held on Thursday, November 17th at the St-James Theater, under the honourary presidency of Mr. Martin Thibodeau, President Quebec Headquarters RBC Royal Bank. The evening raised more than $500,000 in support of JDRF’s initiatives. This year’s T1D FUND A CURE Research Funding was dedicated to JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project.

The artificial pancreas (AP) systems will be the most revolutionary advancement in diabetes care since the discovery of insulin. Like the body’s own pancreas, AP systems will react to rising bloodglucose levels by combining monitoring technology with insulin pumps to deliver the right amount of insulin at the right time. AP systems will result in much better control, lowering the risk of health complications later in life, and will also reduce the constant worry about managing blood-sugar levels.


On November 12, JDRF hosted the 2015 Dia-BEAT-it Gala at the Saint-James Theater under the honorary presidency of Mr. José Théodore, analyst at TVA and former Montreal Canadiens goaltender. We are proud to announce the event helped raise $420,000! The funds raised at this event will be directed towards JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project, including the project led by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lloret of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM).

To relive highlights of the evening click here for the SOUVENIR PROGRAM


JDRF’s 2014 Dia-Beat-It Gala was held on Thursday, November 20th at the Montreal Science Centre in the Old Port. Under the honorary presidency of Ms. Carole Chapdelaine, Senior Vice-President of Scotia Bank (Quebec and Eastern Ontario), and chaired by Dr. David Kozloff, JDRF Quebec President, the evening raised more than $690,000 in support of JDRF’s initiatives. This year’s T1D Research Funding was dedicated to Restoration Therapy which includes a Montreal based research project headed by Dr. Jiangping Wu at the CHUM Research Center.


In the 2013 edition of the DIA-BEAT-IT Gala, over 400 attendees joined us under the honorary presidency of Mr. Joey Saputo, President of the Montreal Impact and Stade Saputo.

As a result of our guests’ great generosity and Mr. Joey Saputo’s support, we raised over $750,000 in one night!

We would like to acknowledge the very generous contribution of $100,000 to T1D Research Funding from the Monticciolo-Cianci Family in loving memory of the late Maria Saputo-Monticciolo. On behalf of JDRF and all families touched by the disease, thank you! Your devotion and generosity to the cause is truly inspirational.

A very special thank you to Véronique Fortin, Director of Public Relations and Assistant to the President for the Montreal Impact, for her help and complicity during the planning of the event.

Furthermore, we are very thankful for all of our partners and sponsors who collaborated to the immense success of this event.

Youtube video: Impact de Montréal et jeunes ambassadeurs de FRDJ • Montreal Impact and JDRF Youth Ambassadors