Events

Upcoming Events

*Dates subject to change without notice

Sept 2015

  • Sept 17
    JDRF One Walk (Merrillville, IN)
    Walk with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to turn type one into type none! All money raised from the walk supports promising, life-changing type one diabetes research, such as the Type One Diabetes TrialNet and Pathway to Prevention studies here at Kovler! To register for the walk, click here.

  • Sept 20
    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Diversey Harbor, Chicago, IL)
    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association’s signature walk to STOP diabetes. Join team KovlerDiabetes as we walk with the ADA along the new route at Diversey Harbor and then look for the Kovler Diabetes Center rest stop along the route to refuel. Find out more information and register on team KovlerDiabetes at www.diabetes.org/stepoutchicagoland.
  • Sept 27
    ADA Family Link Hole in One Day (Glen Ellyn, IL)
    Join the American Diabetes Association and other families with a child/teen with diabetes for a fun afternoon of mini golf! While kids mini-gold with new (and old!) friends, parents have the opportunity to speak with exhibitors, attend a parent session led by Sam Reif, PhD, LCPC, and meet other parents that have a child with diabetes. Event is $5 per person; please register by September 1st by going to www.diabetes.org.

October 2015

  • Oct 4
    2015 Comer RBC Race for the Kids (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL)
    Save the date for this fun, family friendly walk. Contributions from the Comer RBC Race for the Kids fund research by some of the most talented physicians in the country, including at the Kovler Diabetes Center. To learn more and see photos from last year, click here.
  • Oct 4
    JDRF One Walk (Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL)
    Walk with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to turn type one into type none! All money raised from the walk supports promising, life-changing type one diabetes research, such as the Type One Diabetes TrialNet and Pathway to Prevention studies here at Kovler! To register for the walk, click here.
  • Oct 4
    JDRF One Walk (Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hill, IL)
    Walk with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to turn type one into type none! All money raised from the walk supports promising, life-changing type one diabetes research, such as the Type One Diabetes TrialNet and Pathway to Prevention studies here at Kovler! To register for the walk, click here.
  • Oct 17
    Celiac Education Day & Free Blood Screening (University of Chicago Medicine, Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), IL)
    Join the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center at its annual Celiac Education Day, an educational program that includes a FREE antibody screening and expert Q+A panel with two break out sessions on disease management. Pre-registration for the screening is mandatory. For more information, please visit www.cureceliacdisease.org.
  • Oct 18
    5th Annual Kovler for Kids (*New Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL)
    Kovler for Kids is turning 5! Join the Kovler staff at the Brookfield Zoo for a morning of educational, family fun. Kovler experts will be sharing the latest in diabetes care and research, information on the effects of diabetes on the family, and type 1 diabetes and research and prevention programs. Event includes complimentary breakfast, supervised activities for children, and free access to the zoo. Tickets are $5 per person over 3 years old. Advanced registration is required. To register by Oct 10, click here.
  • Oct 22-24
    Chicago Food Day (Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL)
    Chicago Food Day is an annual event from Building a Healthier Chicago that promotes information and inspiration to get you eating healthy, sustainable, and affordable foods instead of processed foods. The National Theme for Food Day is “Toward a Greener Diet” and Chicago will help bring this to life by threading a farm to table concept through its entire program. This year’s main program will take place on October, 22nd at Daley Plaza, city wide community events on October, 23rd, and social content and meet ups on October, 24th. To learn more about how you can participate, please visit www.chicago.foodday.org.

November 2015

  • 9th Annual Living Well With Diabetes (Date and location TBD)
    Join us during National Diabetes Awareness Month for this beloved annual event. Stay tuned for more information!
  • Nov 14
    World Diabetes Day
    WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. Join the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign, click here.
  • Nov 14
    Diabetes Cook Off Contest (Washburn Culinary Institute, Chicago)
    The University of Chicago and the South Side Diabetes Project is calling all of Chicago’s best amateur cooks to create delicious and healthy recipes for all to enjoy as part of the Diabetes Cook Off Contest. The Cook Off is an opportunity for ordinary cooks to compete and share their best diabetes-friendly, healthy recipe and to demonstrate that healthy, diabetes-friendly food can be delicious, affordable, and enjoyed by the entire family. Recipes in four categories, side dish, entrée, dessert, and snack will be judged for a number of prizes, including a grand prize of $500 in cash! The deadline to submit recipes for entry into the Cook Off is October 24, 2015. To learn more or submit your recipe, click here.

December 2015

  • JDRF One Dream Gala (McCormick Place Convention Center and Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, IL)
    Featuring dinner, expansive auctions, and a performance by REO SPEEDWAGON. A portion of JDRF’s proceeds fund research at the Kovler Diabetes Center, including our Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet research study. To get tickets, click here.

Ongoing Events and Programs

  • Shop Right, Save-a-lot, and Be Healthy Grocery Store Tours
    If you are trying to eat right, especially with diabetes, you know it’s key to shop right. Join in on the tour and learn how to make quick, healthy, and affordable food choices the next time you grocery shop for you and your family! You must register in advance for this FREE program brought to you by the South Side Diabetes Project at the University of Chicago. See more for dates and locations
  • 61st Street Farmer’s Market Tours (Chicago, IL)
    A friendly and informative tour of the 61st Street Farmer’s Market. Learn tips on building a balanced meal with the fresh produce available at the 61st Street Farmer’s Market. We’ll tour the vendor booths with fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, dairy, and more. Our health educators will teach you how to portion meals on your plate, and set goals to help you and your family make healthy choices. Tours begin at the South SIde Diabetes table. Tours fill up fast so registering in advance is recommended: 773-702-2939. See more for dates and details
  • Kovler Diabetes Center’s Weekly Diabetes Education Classes (Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, Chicago, IL)
    Every Thursday, join us for weekly diabetes education classes for type 2 patients at the University of Chicago. There will be two sessions offered as part of the curriculum–we encourage you to attend both session 1 and 2! For questions on how to enroll please email chenault@uchicago.edu or call 773.702.2371.

 

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