Each year, JDRF One Walk™ (formerly JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes) brings together more than 900,000 people to change the future of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Many of these people have T1D themselves, and many more are friends, family, or coworkers of someone challenged by this disease. But no matter what their connection is, they walk because they believe in a world where T1D no longer exists — a world where Type One has become Type None.
Each year, JDRF funds millions of dollars in life-changing 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.
With more than 200 Walks nationwide, everyone has an opportunity to participate. And for those who can't make their local Walk, or want to walk with someone who is some distance away, they can choose to walk virtually. The Walk also offers plenty of ways to get involved and help turn Type One into Type None. You can choose to walk alone, start or join a team, or even volunteer.
There are two types of teams: Family and Corporate. Family teams aren't just limited to family members. They can include friends, coworkers, classmates, neighbors — everyone is welcome to join. Corporate teams are created by companies participating in the Walk, but just like family teams, anyone can join, even if they're not employees.
No matterwhat type of team you're on, there are a lot of benefits of being a part of one. Teams generally raise more money, rally more support and awareness for JDRF and T1D, and make the Walk even more enjoyable. To start your own, all you have to do is register as a team captain and from there, you can invite anyone you like.
Once you register, you'll have access to your Participant Center, where you'll find fundraising tips, tools, emails, and more — everything you need to make your fundraising efforts as successful as possible.
April 25, 2015 on the Dynetics Campus in CRP
Registration is at 9 am — The Ribbon Cutting & 5K Walk at 10:30am