JDRF Fredericksburg Walk to Cure Diabetes invites local community for family fun
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 diabetes (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 http://walk.jdrf.org.
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, entertainment, 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 Diabetes," 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-related 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 www.centralvirginia.jdrf.org.