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Juvenile Diabetes Needs Us to Walk It Out

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk has ONE goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). They hope you’ll join them this year as they walk and raise money for life-changing research for the millions affected by this devastating disease.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. If you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin from a pump and carefully monitor your eating and activity every single day.

There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D. And—currently—there is no cure. But there is something you can do to help.

When you join one of the hundreds of JDRF One Walks across the country, the money you raise will support JDRF—the leading global organization funding T1D research. And, you’ll have a great time doing it! That’s because you’ll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help JDRF turn Type One into Type None.

They cannot do it without you. Please register today.

From the event organizers: Saturday is going to be a great day to learn about Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), raise money for a cure, and meet new friends with T1D all while having FUN with kids activities (face painting, balloon artist, kids crafts, Home Depo crafts, games, Bounce House and Giant Slide by Froman FUN Inflatables).

This is a PET FRIENDLY walk so bring your pets on leashes and let them enjoy the day too! Lunch will be provided by Chili’s on Bayou Blvd. as well as Firehouse subs. It will be a fun day and no better cause than helping us find a cure!

Get the word out and make plans to join!
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION WALK

WHEN: Saturday, April 16

TIME: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ADDRESS: Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St., Pensacola, FL 32502

COST: Varies

PHONE: 850-597-6532

EMAIL: northflorida@jdrf.org

WEBSITE: With entry and donation page: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=6025&pg=entry

National website: http://jdrf.org/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JDRFpensacola/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703363753211179/

 

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