Each participant’s motivation to walk is a story they are quick to share. It may be for themself, a loved one or a friend or it may be because someone they care about or their employer asked them to participate. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the United States. We walk for them, and as many as 3 million Americans that have T1D. Who’s your #1?
While you’ve been reading, another person was diagnosed with diabetes.
If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away. When you register for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, you join nearly a million people in 225+ locations across America in becoming a hero to someone with type 1 diabetes.
Walk day itself is a celebration of the weeks, months and for some a year of fundraising for T1D research. People from near and far join together for a fun day of music, games, snacks, entertainment and celebration for the money raised to eliminate diabetes.
To register for a walk near you please visit www.walk.jdrf.org today!
For help or more information please contact the JDRF office at 914-686-7700 or Taryn at firstname.lastname@example.org