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J.D.R.F. Walk for a Cure 2016

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 8:37am.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J.D.R.F.) is the leading worldwide organization funding promising, life-changing Type 1 Diabetes research. It is the goal of J.D.R.F. “to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.”  Approximately, 40,000 people are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes each year in the United States.

The J.D.R.F. One Walk is the organizations leading fundraising event.  It is the largest Type 1 Diabetes event in the world.  Every year, J.D.R.F. One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people annually to change the future for people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) by raising money for research.  This research has led to breakthroughs such as artificial pancreas systems and encapsulated beta cell therapies, both of which have moved into clinical trials.

T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin.  Insulin is a hormone necessary for turning food into energy. It can attack children and adults abruptly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. A person diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes must continually check blood glucoses levels, count carbohydrates, and endure a reliance on injected insulin multiple times a day.

Help support finding a cure to T1D by supporting a local walk in your area or contribute to help find a cure to this worthwhile cause.  Please visit www.JDRF.org for more information on finding a cure and turn “Type 1 into Type None”.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL

March 5, 2016   Meyer Amphitheatre

STUART, FL

April 9, 2016   Flagler Park

BOCA RATON, FL

April 2, 2016   Mizner Park Amphitheater

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