Sunday, June 12, 2016
Registration: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
WIVB-TV has sponsored the JDRF ‘One Walk’ to Cure Diabetes for many years to help raise awareness of efforts to fight type 1 diabetes and provide patient support. It’s estimated that 20,000 Western New York families live with the daily struggles of type 1 diabetes. This disease can strike both children and adults suddenly. It makes patients insulin-dependent for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. More than 85 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is second only to the U.S. government in funding diabetes research.
With major support from community sponsors such as WIVB-TV and Tops Markets in 2015, JDRF raised $670,000 in WNY through the ‘One Walk’ to Cure Diabetes. In 2016, the organization has set an ambitious goal of $730,662. To learn more about JDRF and opportunities to volunteer visit the Western New York JDRF page.