News & Events
“We are grateful for the generous support of the Kramer family and the D.R.E.A.M. foundation that will help us continue to develop the DRI BioHub and build on our recent progress. Our singular mission is to discover a biological cure for type 1 diabetes and we are working to do so in the fastest, safest and most efficient way possible. This gift will help us move closer to achieving that goal for the millions of children and adults living with this disease. On behalf of all of us at the Diabetes Research Institute, thank you again for supporting our promising research.” Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Director, Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
"I would like to thank the D.R.E.A.M. foundation for supporting our research toward a cure for type 1 diabetes. We are very excited to be starting our phase II trial investigating Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), an inexpensive generic drug, as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. We are honored to be a recipient of your efforts." Dr. Denise FaustmanPAST EVENTS
Thursday, April 3 Whole Foods Market Community Support Day-SHOP FOR D.R.E.A.M.!!!
Shop at Whole Foods West Bloomfield on April 3, and they will donate 5% of the day's sales to D.R.E.A.M., including a beer tasting from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company from 5-7pm!
Saturday, April 5 1:00pm
Students for Diabetes Awareness Victors Run/5K Walk at University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum
Call Jacinta Florek at 734-936-7366 to reserve your space!
August 13, 2013
We attended the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life annual conference in Orlando in July, representing Sanofi-US. We talked to lots of families about the family support groups that we lead. Here we are with surprise guest, Crystal Bowersox! Crystal has T1D, and was an American Idol finalist. Tyler rode the elevator with her and they compared their diabetes tattoos!
Saturday, April 13 1:00pm Students for Diabetes Awareness Victors Run/5K Walk at Nichols Arboretum
Click here to shop at 31Gifts to support D.R.E.A.M. in this event.
Game Changers is the Detroit Pistons’ new program to recognize and reward citizens across Michigan who are making a positive impact in their communities.
The First Annual Battle of the Bands took place in Commerce Twp., MI in May 2010, with TV Personality Lila Lazarus as our host, the Bugs Beddow Band featured, and Cody Sheldon of American Idol fame, along with 10 bands competing for top prize.
Tyler Kramer was awarded the 2009 American Diabetes Association Cure-Care-Commitment Award for all his fundraising efforts and role as the 2008 Youth Ambassador for the tour.
Click on the video below to hear Tyler's acceptance speech!
Tyler was the Youth Ambassodor for the 2008 Tour de Cure. Team Tyler had 56 riders and raised over $26,000-a record amount which still stands today!
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the leading provider of diabetes camps across the country. Tyler attended the ADA’s Camp Midicha residential program in the past, and in 2009, Tyler went on the Pennsylvania Pedal & Paddle trip, where he camped for 5 nights and enjoyed white water rafting, biking, & paintball. All the kids on the trip had Type 1 Diabetes and they had a great time sharing many great experiences and building friendships.
IN THE NEWS
D.R.E.A.M. has been featured in numerous news articles and publications
Tyler Kramer with some famous friends
With Bill Laimbeer of the Detroit Pistons With Rick Mahorn of the Detroit Pistons With the Jonas Brothers
Nick Jonas has Type 1 diabetes also
Click on the video below to watch Tyler on Fox 2 TV Morning News with Anqunette "Q" Jamison