Each year, more than 500,000 people “walk for a cure” at 200 JDRF locations worldwide. Funds are raised by individual and team walkers obtaining donations from family and friends, corporate sponsorship and the sale of JDRF paper sneakers at retail outlets. Last year, JDRF’s Walk program raised $85 million worldwide to support diabetes research and research education.
2013 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Walk dates and locations will be announced soon:
For more information about these Walk sites, contact the Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter at 616-957-1838 or visit www.jdrfgreatlakeswest.org.
Each JDRF Walk location features food, entertainment, special attractions, children’s activities and plenty of family fun! There is no registration fee to participate; however, participants are encouraged to raise pledges to support research vital to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes T Shirts are provided to participants who raise $100 or more.
To register for one of the Walks above and create a personal fundraising page to help you recruit walkers and raise dollars, visit walk.jdrf.org.
Take the step and join the team fighting diabetes. Be a corporate sponsor, form a team or walk with a friend. Contact JDRF today to get involved!