“With the help of Halterman’s Toyota/Scionand supporters, JDRF’s Eastern PA Chapter aims to raise $74,100for critically needed type 1 diabetes research”
Stroudsburg, PA – JDRF One Walk will kick off it’sannual eventin Stroudsburg on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017at Stroudsburg High School, aiming to raise more than $74,000 to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event, organized by JDRF Eastern PA, is expected to attract more than 500 supporters representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations. The event is one of more than 200 community JDRF One Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without T1D.
“This is a great opportunity to get family and friends together whether you have type 1 diabetes, know someone who does, or want to simply participate in an event that makes a huge impact on so many lives” said Pat Delaney, Executive Director. “Every walker and supporter will bring our community one step closer to turning Type One into Type None. We are grateful for the incredible support of the people of Stroudsburg,and supporters like Halterman’s Toyota/Scion, who make it possible for JDRF to direct even more funding toward important T1D research for the 1.25 million people with this serious disease.”
JDRF encourages people of all ages driven to support a great cause to participate in JDRF One Walk at Stroudsburg High School and enjoy a fun day with food catered by Momento Pizzeria & Restaurant. On-site registration begins at 1:00pm at the HS Stadium. The entire JDRF One Walk will be approximately 3 miles long, starting and ending inside 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.
JDRF One Walk isthe largest and most powerful peer-to-peer fundraising program in the world for T1D, raising more than $68 million annually. Since 1992, the event has raised more than $1 billion dollars for T1D research. This funding has enabled the search to find ways of preventing, delaying or halting the progression of T1D, and ultimately curing it; and has led to, life-changing drugs, treatments and devices many of which have already moved into clinical trials and real-world testing.
“We are excited to be partnering with JDRF for this event to help fund much needed type 1 diabetes research,”said Tom Schoeller, Event Chair.“We are proud to be a part of this community which is so committed to relieving the burden experienced by people with type 1 diabetes and their families, and we share the same desire to rid the world of this disease.”
JDRF gratefully acknowledges itslocal corporate partners for Eastern PA Chapter’s Walk including Sanofi-Aventis, Halterman’s Toyota/Scion, ESSA Bank & Trust, and Momento Pizzeria &Restaurant among others.