Type 1 Diabetes Champions Honored at Annual JDRF One Conference

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JDRF presented four recognition awards to volunteers whose local and national-based efforts have supported the organization’s mission of accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and reat Type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Award recipients were honored at the 2019 JDRF One Conference.

Lisa Wallack was named the Jim Tyree Chairman’s Award recipient. Named for Jim Tyree, former JDRF chairman and a lifetime member of the JDRF International Board of Directors who passed away in March 2011, the Jim Tyree Chairman’s Award is one of the highest awards the organization presents to recognize volunteer leaders.

Karen Jordan was awarded the John Brady Award for Innovation. The Award for Innovation is named for long-time JDRF volunteer and former JDRF International Board of Directors Chair John Brady.

Each year the award will honor a volunteer with inspiring vision and dedication to improving the lives of people with T1D.

It will recognize individuals breaking barriers and pioneering new ways of thinking that accelerate JDRF’s mission to cure, prevent, and treat Type 1 diabetes.

The award recognizes that bold and visionary ideas often come from JDRF’s network of exceptional volunteers.

Paul Vaden was presented with the Erwin Lurie Award. Named after the late Erwin Lurie, who helped found JDRF in 1970 with his wife Carol and others, the Erwin Lurie Award is annually presented to chapter volunteers whose commitment to the volunteer/staff partnership has significantly advanced the mission and strategic priorities of JDRF over the past year.

Elizabeth Caswell was named the Huntsman Family Community Engagement Award recipient.

The Huntsman Family Community Engagement Award recognizes volunteers who have made a positive impact in the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes by creating connectivity to the broader JDRF community and empowering people to make a difference in their own lives.


  1. JDRF. (2019, Nov. 22). Type 1 Diabetes Champions Honored at Annual JDRF One Conference. PR Newswire. Retrieved Nov. 21, 2019 from https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/type-1-diabetes-champions-honored-at-annual-jdrf-one-conference-300961806.html