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June 2011
Cure-Focused Research

New Grant Supports the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapy

Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Children With Diabetes Foundation, DRI researchers will embark upon an unprecedented study to overcome the challenges that have limited cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes.
>> Learn more

DRIF's Barbara Singer accepts a check from Ellen Ullman on behalf of the CWD Foundation.



Minicucci, Inserra Families Unite to Bring Groundbreaking Clinical Trials to Patients
A new partnership between the DRI and Hackensack University Medical Center will help fast-track the Institute's findings and put them into clinical trials at HUMC.  Read about how the Minicucci and Inserra families helped foster this important alliance.
>> Learn more



Giant CURE Banner Hangs in DRI Lobby as a Testament to DRI's Sole Mission

You helped us fill the letters C-U-R-E with photos, and now the final banner hangs in the lobby of the Diabetes Research Institute reminding everyone who enters our building why we're here - to cure diabetes.

Join us at Children With Diabetes' Friends for Life Conference in Orlando next month and find your photo in the giant CURE banner there.

>> See more photos
>> Learn more about CWD's Friends for Life  
  President and CEO Robert A. Pearlman and Scientific Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi witness the unfurling of the CURE banner.
Foundation President Robert A. Pearlrman and Scientific Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi reveal the banner.
  Please make a donation to the DRI today! Click here to donate.
Living With Diabetes
Young Adults...That's YOU...What Next? 
You're all grown up and on your what?  Clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport offers insight on meeting your soul mate, when to tell people you have diabetes and being okay with who you are.


>> Watch the video    
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Dr. Rapaport says people with diabetes make excellent mates!

A PEP Talk for Parents and Kids
Parents and kids with diabetes left the PEP Talk Mini Conference held in May feeling empowered with new techniques and knowledge of how to deal with the emotional side of diabetes.
>> View some of the presentations and photos

Teens in a roundtable discussion.

Get Involved
Send an eCard for Father's Day
Not sure what to get Dad this year for Father's Day?  Try something a little different...send this handsome eCard with a donation in his honor.  Various eCards, such as Happy Birthday, Congratulations and more, are also available.
>> View eCards


Be the Hero this Summer! 
Parents - Don't let your kids laze away summer days.  Teach them how to Be the Hero by organizing a summer fundraising project.  You can do this...and we can help.
>> Read what others have done
>> Create your own fundraiser online
>> View the Top 7 Summer Projects list

Cool off, have fun, raise money...and Be the Hero. 

Upcoming Events
Want to know what events are happening in your area?

>> San Francisco: Carnival for a Cure
>> Long Island: Rod Gilbert DRI Golf
>> New Jersey: Molly & Lindsey Invitational
>> New York: The Donaldson Organization Golf Outing
Golf, golf, golf...and a new carnival for the family, too!
Photo Galleries
Check out some of the fantastic photos from several recent events. 
>> Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic
>> D.R.E.a.M.S. in the city
>> Kids Party for a Cure - FL
>> The Crystal Ball
>> Buy In for a Cure
>> Walk with Walgreens

Were you there?  See event photos and more!

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