This Saturday, April 29, more than 12,000 Valley residents and visitors will join together and walk to raise funds and awareness for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the JDRF One Walk in Mesa.
The event is JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter’s 27th annual charity walk, and is one of more than 200 community JDRF Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without T1D. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $970,000, which will help fund critically needed T1D research.
“We are always grateful for the support and success that the JDRF One Walk has every year and we are thrilled to expand our fundraising efforts this year to include our new event called the JDRF Rock & Run 5K. This night run is another fun way for our community to come together and raise awareness and vital funds for JDRF,” said Molly Falk, development manager of the JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter. “Whether you have Type 1 diabetes, know someone who does, or want to simply participate in an event that makes a huge impact on so many lives, JDRF welcomes you to our team. We are confident that together, we will reach our fundraising goal and ultimately be a part of turning Type One into Type None.”
This annual event draws an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a great cause while enjoying entertainment, food, and fun. Fun activities and donation drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. April 29 at Sloan Park in Mesa, 2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy.
JDRF One Walk is the most powerful peer-to-peer fundraising program in the world for T1D, raising more than $68 million annually. Since 1992, the event has raised more than $1 billion dollars for life-changing T1D research—research that has led to breakthrough discoveries, many of which have already moved into clinical trials and real-world testing. Although there has been considerable progress, there is to accomplish. As JDRF’s flagship fundraising event and the largest T1D event in the world, JDRF One Walk provides the opportunity to get more involved in the local JDRF community and show your commitment to creating a world without T1D.
For more information on JDRF or to register for the JDRF One Walk, visit: www.walk.jdrf.org.