We truly appreciate the generous support of our Global Legacy Challenge sponsors. Here are some of their stories. Interested in taking part in the Global Legacy Challenge and becoming a member of the BETA Society? Please click here.
Ellen Leake, JDRF Global Legacy Challenge Sponsor
Ellen Leake, a BETA Society member and JDRF Global Legacy Challenge Sponsor, is excited about how this Challenge will help propel type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. As a Global Legacy Challenge Sponsor, Ellen and her fellow sponsors will donate $1,000 to current JDRF-funded research for each new commitment made to JDRF through an estate plan by June 30, 2019.
In 2002, as RBC executive Matt Varey returned to Canada with his family, after a period where he’d been working for RBC in Switzerland, he didn’t know it yet, but his life was about to change – and not just because of the move. “When I got back, my job was national in nature and I travelled the country to get to know our Canadian team,” says Matt. “And I noticed something right away. I’d meet people, and of those who looked tired, nine times out of ten, it turned out they had a child with Type One.”
Mike Lee doesn’t let obstacles, such as a diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 31, stand in his way of success. He’s worked in more than 20 countries during his career and with all of JDRFI’s global network affiliates. “We have to partner globally to achieve our mission,” says Mike. Pair Mike and the JDRF Global Legacy Challenge, and you have the perfect match.
Marcia Wilson, JDRF Global Legacy Challenge Sponsor
Marcia Wilson has seen the challenges chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes (T1D) cause. Her brother, Greg, faced many struggles with T1D after being diagnosed at age 4, and passed away at age 57 due to complications.
Jennifer Bennett and Doug Mays, JDRF Global Legacy Challenge Sponsors
Jennifer and Doug are BETA Society members, Global Legacy Challenge Sponsors and parents of an active 16-year-old son living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). As Global Legacy Challenge Sponsors, Jennifer and Doug, along with other sponsors, will donate $1,000 to current JDRF-funded research for each new commitment made to JDRF through an estate plan by June 30, 2019.