More than 500 walkers representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on September 13 at Party Central in Bossier City.
The Walk To Cure Diabetes is expected to attract an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a great cause while enjoying an event that includes entertainment, face painting and great food by Piccadilly. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee for the Walk to Cure Diabetes; however, walkers are encouraged to fundraise for the event. All walkers who raise $100.00 will receive a tee-shirt.
Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects as many as 3 million Americans, and with the help and dedication of supporters, JDRF is able to fund the research to develop better treatments and one day a cure. “Thanks to the incredible supporters of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and the North Louisiana community, JDRF is able to direct even more funding toward important type 1 diabetes research for the millions of people with this serious disease,” said Abby Hamilton, Executive Director of the Louisiana Chapter of JDRF. “It’s a team effort and we are grateful to everyone who is a part of the JDRF family. Together, we will turn Type One into Type None.”
JDRF hosts more than 200 walks every year in the United States and dozens more take place internationally. Each year, more than 900,000 people participate. Since 1992, the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has raised more than $1 billion for T1D research toward creating a world without diabetes.