A list of upcoming events I'll be attending.

Come by, say hello, and support some great causes!

While I complete Special Agent training, appearances and book signings are temporarily on hiatus. Check back in the future for updates! 

Past Events

ONGOING EVENT: The Second Thursday of Every Month, 6:30 PM -- 8:30 PM

Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Event: JDRF Teen Talk

Teenage years can be a tough time, and diabetes brings extra challenges. Teen Talk provides teens, ages 13-20, an opportunity to connect, share tips and make new friends. Two young adults living with T1D (one male, one female) join Teen Talk to help facilitate conversation and answer questions. Teen Talk is a great place for teens to meet others, share tips and form new friendships! Parents are also provided with an opportunity to connect and share experiences in a separate space. 

Venue: Horseshoe Lake Complex, Teen Center: 72 Eyland Ave, Roxbury, NJ 07876

Date: Friday - Saturday, May 11-12, 2018

Organization: American Association of Diabetes Educators, New Jersey Chapter

Event: Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators will include various speakers (including myself) in the diabetes field along with vendors, lunch, dinner, and a social event. 

Venue: Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater, NJ 

2018 NJ AADE annual meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018: 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Organization: Michael's Miracles

Event: Monthly Support Group for T1D Families

Kids meet in the craft room for games and activities while the parents chat in an adjoining room. Subjects include, the Newly Diagnosed family, back to school, 504 plans, nutrition, current issues and more. Light refreshments are served.

Venue: Empower Family Success Center, 50 Division St., Suite #303, Somerville, NJ 08876, USA

Date: Saturday,March 3, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Formerly scheduled for September 9, 2017)

Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Event: Type One Nation Summit

Type One Nation is a free, educational summit for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community where experts come together to share their knowledge on the latest treatments, breakthroughs in research, and psycho-social aspects of living with T1D. Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) at all life stages for a day of education and connection. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other attendees to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

I am excited to share that at this event I'll be leading one of the breakout sessions focusing on teens with diabetes and the struggles that adolscents in particular must overcome while #WrestlingTheDragon. 

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton: 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM AND Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Organization: Assumption Parish, in coordination with Africa Surgery, INC

Event: The Annual Christmas Market at Assumption Church

The event will offer holiday and seasonal gifts, craft vendors, raffles, a bake sale, and more!

Venue: Rauscher Hall, Assumption Church, 91 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 AM

Organization: JDRF in conjunction with OneWalk Team Danny X

Event: Golf outing to benefit the JDRF

Food and drink catered by Portobello Cafe of Staten Island. Dinner to follow the event with raffles and prizes. 

Venue: Bunker Hill Golf Course: 220 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 PM

Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Event: JDRF Teen Talk

Teenage years can be a tough time, and diabetes brings extra challenges. Teen Talk provides teens, ages 13-20, an opportunity to connect, share tips and make new friends. Teen Talk meets every other month in a causal setting; there are no agendas or guest speakers. Two young adults living with T1D (one male, one female) join Teen Talk to help facilitate conversation and answer questions. Teen Talk is a great place for teens to meet others, share tips and form new friendships! Parents are also provided with an opportunity to connect and share experiences in a separate space. To RSVP, please contact Outreach Coordinator Kara Simpson at ksimpson@jdrf.org or at 201-408-9303. 

Venue: Horseshoe Lake Complex, Teen Center: 72 Eyland Ave, Roxbury, NJ 07876

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Organization: CISCRP (The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation)

Event: AWARE for All

On Thursday, September 28th, 2017 in Newark, local community members, patients, and research professionals will come together to learn about clinical research, get free health screenings, and hear from physician and patient speakers. There will also be a panel specifically focused on diabetes management in which I will be participating.

AWARE for All is a free educational program that provides valuable information and resources on the clinical research process to help people make informed decisions about participation. The event serves as a platform for dialogue between local patients, members of the public, and research professionals. This program is made possible by the incredible community partners we collaborate with in every city.

Venue: Rutgers University, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00 PM

Organization: Team Danny X, a JDRF OneWalk Team

Event: Asbury Park Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour 

This walking tour will be a fundraiser for Team Danny X, a JDRF OneWalk team. Cost is $15 per adult, $10 per child - contact Jenn or Jim for reservations. When you have a total number of guests message Jim or Jennifer

I'll also be offering books for sale: proceeds to benefit Team Danny X and the JDRF

Venue: Paranormal Books & Curiosities: 621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

AJ and Danny
Team Danny X event

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 4:00 PM

Organization: JDRF Young Leadership Committee 

Event: BBQ Launch Party

Young Leadership Committee (YLC) brings the passion and philanthropic power of young professionals together who want to make an impact on the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and believe in JDRF’s efforts to cure T1D.

The YLC will provide an outlet for 20 and 30-somethings who are interested in networking, advocating, fundraising and spreading awareness of JDRF’s mission to treat, prevent and cure T1D.

To kickoff our YLC, we invite you join us on Saturday, September 23 at Harry Dunham Park in Basking Ridge for an afternoon of games, food and the opportunity to meet new people!

Venue: Harry Dunham Park: Liberty Corner Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

JDRF YLC BBQ

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Organization: American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Event: Dinner of Champions

On September 18, 2017, the American Diabetes Association will host its Inaugural NYC Dinner of Champions to recognize extraordinary individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against diabetes in their personal and professional communities. This event will serve to celebrate our achievements on building healthier lives, free of diabetes and all its burdens. The purpose of the event is to highlight the achievements of the ADA in the areas of medicine,research, education and philanthropy. The guest list will include leading researchers, health care providers, community leaders, and corporate sponsors. Everyone joined in the fight against the diabetes epidemic.

Venue: The Ogilvy Theater, 636 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Date: Thursday,September 14, 2017, 6:30 PM

Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Event: JDRF Teen Talk

Teenage years can be a tough time, and diabetes brings extra challenges. Teen Talk provides teens, ages 13-20, an opportunity to connect, share tips and make new friends. Teen Talk meets every other month in a causal setting; there are no agendas or guest speakers. Two young adults living with T1D (one male, one female) join Teen Talk to help facilitate conversation and answer questions. Teen Talk is a great place for teens to meet others, share tips and form new friendships! Parents are also provided with an opportunity to connect and share experiences in a separate space. To RSVP, please contact Outreach Coordinator Kara Simpson at ksimpson@jdrf.org or at 201-408-9303. 

Venue: Horseshoe Lake Complex, Teen Center: 72 Eyland Ave, Roxbury, NJ 07876

Date: August 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Organization: Casino Pier/Breakwater Beach in support of the JDRF

Event: JDRF/FARE Fundraiser Crab Race

On Saturday August 26th (raindate August 27th) at 5:00pm, artificial plastic crabs will be released from Patriot’s Plunge into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach in a race to benefit Juvenile Diabetes and Food Allergy Research Education. Winning crab gets $100 and 10 All-Day Passes to Breakwater Beach for the 2018 season. LOTS of other prizes will be awarded too. You can purchase your crab at Breakwater Beach Waterpark. All proceeds from the event go directly to JDRF and FARE in hopes of finding a cure for these diseases.

Venue: Breakwater Beach Waterpark: 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751