We provide youth and their families with positive support, programs and services to assist in living with Type 1 Diabetes, including:

Educational classes

Events, camps and peers groups

Opportunities to be involved in research

Community educational programs

Support groups

Serving Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego

25th Silver Anniversary Fashion Show
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Newport Beach

This year the PADRE Foundation is celebrating the 25th Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction.  This event is our largest fundraiser generating the necessary funds to support our education programs.  Our kids perform and model fashions, compliments of Macy’s. The psychosocial benefits of the event to our kids is immeasurable. The advertisement and silent auction solicitation reaches out to the community at large, creating awareness to the PADRE Foundation and the effects that Type 1 Diabetes has on our families and our community.  This year's theme “Looking Back, Looking Forward” embodies the continuous love and support PADRE gives to children living with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. 
For more information or to purchase sponsorship or tickets, go to: padrefashionshow.org.

Surfing With Diabetes
June 21, 2014

 Each year the PADRE Foundation hosts Surfing with Diabetes, a one day surf camp for the teens ages 13-19 affected by Type 1 Diabetes. It is our mission to see that every child reaches a new level of self-confidence through their participation in this amazing event. Activities include surf instruction by local volunteers, body boarding, beach games, and diabetes education.
The event is to be held at Three Arch Bay, Laguna Beach CA. While attending, these kids will have the opportunity to interact with peers in a fun and supported environment. Keep an eye out for registration instructions.

K.U.D.O.S. -  Kids Understanding Diabetes & Opportunities for Success
CHOC's Dr. Taylor (Licensed Psychologist) presents a 4-part workshop for children and adolescents ages 10-17 with diabetes and their parents aimed at increasing coping skills, medical compliance, communication, and problem solving! See flyer.

PADRE Receives Great Newspaper Press:
Click here to read more about PADRE in the Daily Pilot and the Orange County Register!

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care?
Transitioning teens and young adults need to assume more responsibility for diabetes self-management and make more independent judgments about their health care needs.
Click here to learn more

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"It has made the challenges easier to manage knowing we have an organization like PADRE". Parker's family
Parker recently said “I will find a cure for diabetes”.
—Parker Bohannon,
Youth with Type 1 Diabetes