joomla counter

Hot off the Press

JDRF Fredericksburg Walk to Cure Diabetes invites local community for family fun

 New Image16 600 x 399


FREDERICKSBURG, Va.– On Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., (8:00am check in) more than 400 volunteers will participate in a 5k charity walk at Loriella Park to help find a cure for type 1 JDRFdiabetes (T1D). JDRF Central Virginia Chapter, a local chapter of the leading international nonprofit organization whose mission is to cure, treat and prevent T1D, aims to raise more than $75,000 towards the cause at this year's event. JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes encourages families, friends and co-workers to stay active while supporting a worthy cause. To register for the event, visit

This fun-filled charity event occurs in locations worldwide, and JDRF Central Virginia Chapter currently hosts Walks to Cure Diabetes in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Front Royal. At the 2014 Fredericksburg Walk to Cure Diabetes, participants will enjoy t-shirts, snacks and beverages, fun and games, New Image4 600 x 399entertainment, and more. Event sponsors include Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Wawa.

"We are so thrilled to invite the community to join us for our Fredericksburg Walk to Cure 22570-0068 600 x 399Diabetes," says Development Coordinator Becca Davidson. "The event is a great opportunity for families with type 1 diabetes to meet, network, and feel hopeful about finding a cure in the near future. This is a free event, and families are especially encouraged to participate."

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF's goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF currently sponsors $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. Historically, more than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures have directly supported research and research-New Image3 600 x 399related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization's efficiency and effectiveness. JDRF's Central Virginia Chapter is located in Richmond and online at


User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Pouches' Community Corner

On August 17, three weeks after a routine pediatrician appointment for their then 4-month-old son, Levi, Liz and Angel Colon received news that no parent ever wants to hear: Levi’s liver wasn’t processing bile correctly, and he will very likely need a liver transplant—and time is of the essence.

donate life

Read more about baby Levi and his family's fight for a new liver.