JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charityNewsLeading pro cyclist joins JDRF as Ambassador

Leading pro cyclist joins JDRF as Ambassador

Posted on 25 August 2020

Sam Brand of Team Novo Nordisk is joining the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF as an ambassador.

Hailing from the Isle of Man, Sam received his type 1 diabetes diagnosis at ten years old. He gained a reputation as a triathlete and then focused his sporting skills exclusively on cycling.

As a JDRF ambassador, Sam is calling on the type 1 diabetes community to rally behind the organisation during these extraordinary times – and help it to keep changing lives – now and in the future.

JDRF’s supporters are the power behind type 1 diabetes research. The charity offers a range of ways to help raise vital funds, for instance, by participating in its current Virtual Cycle for a Cure event.

Sam said: “I’m delighted to be joining JDRF as an ambassador. Cycling is central to my life and important to many in the type 1 diabetes community. JDRF provides great ways for cyclists to support its research mission to find the type 1 diabetes cure.”

Speaking about life with type 1 diabetes, he said: “It has given me a community, a family, and something to fight for. I want to use it as a positive, always.”

Sadie Munro of JDRF said: “We are delighted to have Sam join us. With the help of Sam and our supporters around the UK, we will make research breakthroughs happen.”

Sign up to JDRF’s Virtual Cycle for a Cure challenge here.