The Bag of Hope program offers the additional benefit of partnering any newly diagnosed family who wishes with a JDRF family that has faced similar experiences. Through these connections newly diagnosed families learn of additional support available within their communities.
-ACCU-CHEK Blood Glucose Meter
-Diabetes books for kids and adults
-Rufus the Bear a cuddly stuffed animal with diabetes
Through the Bag of Hope program, JDRF delivers care packages with invaluable tools, including both information and management materials, to help families with a newly diagnosed type 1 child learn more about day-to-day living with diabetes. The Bag of Hope is a sturdy back pack filled with a comprehensive collection of educational, comfort, and support items for young children up to teens, as well as materials for the adult caregiver, including: ACCU-CHEK Blood Glucose Meter, Diabetes books for kids and adults, and Rufus the Bear a cuddly stuffed animal with diabetes.
The Bag of Hope is completely free of charge and available to newly diagnosed type 1 children through JDRF Chapters due to the generosity of our program partner, Roche Diagnostics. If you are interested in receiving a Bag of Hope and live in the Philadelphia area, please contact Alix Heald at 610.227.0360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside of the greater Philadelphia area and would like a Bag of Hope, please click here to find the JDRF Chapter closest to you.
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