The JDRF Westchester/Fairfield County Chapter is pleased to honor Lisa and Jeremy Gans of Scarsdale, NY.
Lisa and Jeremy Gans became actively involved with JDRF in 2008 when Jeremy, a type 1 diabetic for 36 years, rode in his first JDRF “Ride to Cure Diabetes” in Whitefish, Montana. Jeremy was generously supported by friends and family and raised over $15,000 in support of his ride.
In connection with Jeremy’s second Ride to Cure in 2009, Lisa and Jeremy decided to host a carnival at their home to raise additional funds for JDRF. They invited all of their friends and family and successfully raised over $20,000 for T1D.
The carnival became an annual event at their home attracting much of their community and grew far beyond what Lisa and Jeremy initially expected. Jeremy and Lisa’s three young sons, Jason (11), Aaron (8) and Evan (4), also help host the day.
Lisa served on the Board of Directors of the New York City chapter of JDRF from 2010 to 2013 and currently serves on the Board of JDRF’s Fairfield/Westchester County & Hudson Valley Chapter.
Over the last 8 years, Jeremy and Lisa Gans have raised over $250,000 for T1D research. Lisa and Jeremy are deeply thankful to all of their friends and family and everyone who has supported them through their efforts to raise money for JDRF so it can help to improve the lives of Type 1 diabetics and ultimately find a cure for the disease .
We're the stop at nothing type
JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults, and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this disease strengthens ours to end it by funding life-changing T1D research.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
Your participation in JDRF events ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. With your support, this research will continue to bring us closer to a world without T1D.
For more information about JDRF or the Gala, please contact the Westchester Office at 914-686-7700 or the Fairfield Office at 203-854-0658.