Our Beneficiaries

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Camp Nejeda

After spending a week at Camp Nejeda, a sleep-away summer camp in Sussex County, New Jersey that has been empowering children with Type 1 diabetes since 1958, William declared, “Every kid with Type 1 diabetes should go to Camp Nejeda!”

He’s right!  We support Camp Nejeda and its campership program because no parent’s financial circumstances should prevent a child with Type 1 diabetes from experiencing Camp Nejeda.

Since 2018, Type 1 Willpower has funded EIGHTEEN one-week camperships to send kids to Camp Nejeda.  Help us send even more kids to Camp Nejeda.

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Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

We dream of a day when all people with Type 1 diabetes can live without insulin dependence, when children can be freed of the burdens of living with a chronic autoimmune disease, and when parents can rest easy with the knowledge that potentially life-threatening episodes of hypoglycemia are a thing of the past.  We are dedicated to achieving a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

We support the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation because we are encouraged and excited by their singular focus on curing diabetes now because tomorrow is not soon enough. Help us achieve a cure.


Riding on Insulin empowers, activates and connects the Type 1 diabetes community through shared experience and action sports, including ski/snowboard and mountain bike shred sessions for kids living with T1D. We learned about ROI at our inaugural Turkey Trot from fellow Laker Benji Wuersch, a snowboard instructor who is living with Type 1 diabetes.

ROI offers scholarships to kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to spend a day on the mountain. We love that! So we funded FIVE “true cost” scholarships for the 2018-2019 winter season to allow ROI to continue its mission of instilling resilience in those facing chronic diseases.


A program of Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Scholars offer merit-based scholarships open to high school seniors living with Type 1 diabetes who are headed to college. While we believe there is no greater tool for empowerment than education, we recognize that a college education (and living with T1D) is expensive. So we’re going to lessen the burden for two extraordinary individuals.

We are thrilled to partner with Diabetes Scholars to offer one $2,500 scholarship for a resident of New Jersey and one $2,500 scholarship for a student-athlete who will be competing in Division I athletics. For more information, click the above link or contact Mary Podjasek at mpodjasek@beyondtype1.org.

Making an Impact

Thanks to a founding grant and the commitment of our trustees to cover all operating expenses, 100% of every dollar raised in 2018 and beyond directly supports the beneficiaries of Type 1 Willpower. We are incredibly proud to have donated $38,775 to our beneficiaries.

Type 1 Willpower is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
EIN: 82-2121795

Your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.  Consult with your tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible. Thank you for your generosity.


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Type 1 Willpower, Inc.
P.O. Box 295
Mountain Lakes,
New Jersey 07046