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Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 Booth

Live Exhibition Hall Hours (All Times Eastern US)
Wednesday, July 15: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 16: 8:00 - 9:00 am, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday, July 17: 8:00 - 9:00 am and 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Wednesday Evening Virtual Booth Sessions

Meet the DRI Foundation Staff!

6:00 - 6:15 pm

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Take this opportunity to meet the DRIF staff and ask us questions, hear about all of the great sessions we have planned this week, and be the first to see the new T-Shirt shirt that will be sold through the next few days!

Family Bingo Night

6:15 - 7:15 pm

July 15 6pm

You may know him as Cliff from the hit TV series “Cheers” or the voice of characters in every PIXAR movie! Actor and T1D dad, John Ratzenberger, will join the legendary “Diabetes Dad” Tom Karlya to host a fun night of Bingo for the whole family! Click here to make your own BINGO card to play along!

Hope Isn’t Quarantined

7:15 - 7:30 pm

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Debuting at CWD FFL, be the first to purchase our 2020 DRIF T-shirt! Through all of the uncertain times over the last several months, one thing remains the same, the DRI’s commitment to finding a cure. Hope isn’t Quarantined! Purchase shirts for you and your family during this dedicated time.

Coloring for a Cure

7:30 - 8:00 pm

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We’re asking kids who either have #T1D or love someone who does, to create a picture that illustrates what a cure looks like to them. 5 lucky winners will have their artwork featured on official #DRIF greeting cards! Grab your paper, crayons and markers and join us here as we color for a cure!

Thursday Virtual Booth Sessions

Start Your Day with the DRIF

Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 am

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Start your day with us and bring along your favorite cup of coffee or tea! Stop by to just say hi, or ask us any questions about the research taking place at the Diabetes Research Institute, support groups, clinical trials, or anything else that’s on your mind!

Hear From DRI Scientists

Thursday 12:30 - 1:00 pm

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Listen in as two of the Diabetes Research Institute’s leading scientists, Dr. Chris Fraker and Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, let you know about all of the exciting research taking place there. 

Learn About the PEP Squad

Thursday 1:00 - 1:15 pm

July 16 1pm

As parents, we know you’re all in this together! Our PEP Squad -- Parents Empowering Parents -- offers emotional support and practical tips from diabetes professionals and fellow parents. Join this session and learn how to connect with other parents, share stories and struggles, complain, vent, mentor and shed new light on living with the challenges of T1D.

Hope Isn’t Quarantined

Thursday 1:15 - 1:30 pm

DRIBoothJuly-16-8am

Debuting at CWD FFL, be the first to purchase our 2020 DRIF T-shirt! Through all of the uncertain times over the last several months, one thing remains the same, the DRI’s commitment to finding a cure. Hope isn’t Quarantined! Purchase shirts for you and your family during this dedicated time.

Islet Transplant on a Stuffed Animal

Thursday 4:00 - 4:15 pm

July 16 4pm V2

Join us for a kid-friendly, LIVE demonstration by one of the DRI’s renowned scientists, Dr. Norma Kenyon as she performs an islet transplant on a stuffed animal!

Bingo with Diabetes Dad

Thursday 4:15 - 5:00 pm

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Join the legendary “Diabetes Dad” Tom Karlya as he hosts a fun and exciting afternoon of Bingo for the whole family! Click here to make your own BINGO card to play along!

Friday Virtual Booth Sessions

Start Your Day with the DRIF

Friday 8:00 - 9:00 am

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Start your day with us and bring along your favorite cup of coffee or tea! Stop by to just say hi, or ask us any questions about the research taking place at the Diabetes Research Institute, support groups, clinical trials, or anything else that’s on your mind!

#DRISnackChallenge

Friday 12:30 - 1:00 pm

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Join us in the #DRISnackChallenge - an opportunity to share your favorite healthy quarantine snack! We’ll then have you challenge your friends to do the same - all while raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes and supporting the work that the DRI is doing to bring us one step closer to a cure.

Last Chance with the DRIF

Friday 1:00 - 2:00 pm

July 17 1pm

Visit the DRIF virtual booth one last time! Forget to ask a question? Haven’t purchased your DRIF T-shirt yet? Need to download your Coloring for a Cure entry form? Do it all now before it’s time to say so long!

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Go behind the scenes (virtually) of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

#DRISnackChallenge

COVID19 cancelled all of our plans and we find ourselves at home living in isolation. These trying times remind us of the importance of supporting our community ... and also having a little fun!

Join us in the #DRISnackChallenge - an opportunity to share your favorite healthy quarantine snack and challenge your friends to do the same - all while raising awareness for type 1 diabetes and supporting the work that the Diabetes Research Institute is doing to bring us one step closer to a cure.

DRI Snack Challenge

Kevin Covais Snack Challenge

Check out what else is happening at the DRIF Booth

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PEP Squad

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"Hope Isn't Quarantined" shirt

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Coloring for a Cure

Do you have questions for the DRI? Drop us an email at [email protected]

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