Young Leadership Committee





We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to JDRF Illinois Young Leadership Committee's (YLC) page! We are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF's goal: to improve the lives of every person affected by Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support life-changing research.

JDRF Illinois YLC's goals are to create awareness of type 1 diabetes among Chicagoland's vibrant young professionals population and to raise money to fund diabetes research. With increased awareness, we hope to build a devoted support network for years of ongoing funding, as well as share important information about type 1 diabetes and its complications.

We are a dedicated group of entrepreneurial leaders with a unique depth and breadth of experiences from some of Chicago's top companies and organizations. Our members have special links to the disease, whether they battle diabetes everyday or are connected through a friend or family members.

Each member of our team is already hard at work in their fundraising. If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. To join our team, click the join team link below.

To learn more about how you can help us make a positive impact for those with diabetes, please e-mail us at:

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Date and time

October 5, 2014
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 5K (3.1 Miles)


Montrose Avenue and the Lake
W. Montrose Ave. and Simonds Drive
Chicago, IL 60640



Kathy Altonji
Email | (312) 423-7196

Illinois Chapter
1 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60602