JDRF Community One Walk
JDRF Community One Walk in Manchester, NH on Sunday, September 29, 2019 Expected to Draw More Than 500 Supporters
JDRF aims to raise $129,000 for type 1 diabetes research
Manchester, NH, Sunday, September 29, 2019 ? JDRF will kick off it’s annual JDRF One Walk New Hampshire in Manchester on Sunday, Septembr 29, 2019 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, aiming to raise more than $129,000 to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event, organized by JDRF and its volunteers, is expected to attract more than 500 supporters, including teams representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations. The JDRF One Walk New Hampshire brings together people who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without T1D for a day of inspiration and fun.
“Everyone who comes out to walk or support the event will bring us one step closer to turning Type One into Type None. This is a great activity for families and friends to get together in support of type 1 diabetes research, whether you know someone affected by T1D or just want to make a difference,” said Christina Dailey, JDRF Northern New England Development Coordinator. “We are grateful for the incredible support of the people of New Hampshire, who are doing their part to make life better for more than 1.25 million people in the United States who have this serious disease.”
JDRF encourages people of all ages driven to support a great cause to participate in the JDRF One Walk New Hampshire and enjoy a day of family-friendly fun. Pre-registration is recommended at www.walk.jdrf.org/Manchester and on-site check-in begins at 9am. The entire walk will be approximately 3 miles long, starting at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, winding through the historic Manchester Millyard, and ending back at the Stadium.
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults at any age. In type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system destroys the cells that release insulin, eventually eliminating insulin production from the body. Type 1 diabetes requires rigorous 24/7 monitoring of blood glucose levels to avoid devastating complications. T1D onset is sudden and unpreventable, and it is unrelated to diet or lifestyle.
The dollars raised at JDRF Walks enable research on how to prevent, treat and ultimately cure T1D. This research has led to life-changing drugs, treatments and devices, many of which have already moved into clinical trials and real-world testing.