Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Location: Franke Park
More than 1,000 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to turn out for Northeast Indiana’s JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, on May 2 at Franke Park.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun event for your whole family! Our mission is to raise money to fund research for a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Fort Wayne family and corporate teams raised more than $80,000 for diabetes research, and we need your help to make 2015 our biggest and best Walk ever.
Entire families—kids and grandparents, alike, enjoy participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes—even if they are not among the tens of millions of Americans with a personal connection to diabetes.
JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. Nationally, nearly 500,000 people walked to cure diabetes last year. Collectively, the JDRF Walks raised over $116 million last year.
JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of type-1 diabetes (T1D) research worldwide, was founded in 1970 by parents of children with, what them was called, juvenile diabetes—a disease which strikes children suddenly, making them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $1.6 billion in direct funding to diabetes research.
More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease.
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