South Dakota Walk to Cure Diabetes Expected to Bring Out 3,000
Walk Scheduled for January 29, 2011
Sioux Falls, SD (Vocus/PRWEB) December 30, 2010
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held on Saturday, January 29 at The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls from 8 a.m. to noon. With a goal to raise $275,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications more than 3,000 local walkers are expected to attend. Last year, The Walk drew more than 2,500 people, who represented local corporations, families, schools and other organizations. Teams or individuals can learn more about registering at jdrf.org/southdakota.
“It’s great to be partnering with JDRF and working together on such an important goal to cure a disease that kills one American every three minutes. The recent statistics are staggering and reveal that health care expenditures surrounding diabetes cost our nation more than $174 billion,” says Bill Ladwig, Vice President of Professional Services, Lewis Drug and 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes Corporate Chair. “These are the reasons we are committed to raising money for the cutting-edge research that JDRF funds. By working together, we can make a difference.”
“JDRF is immensely appreciative of Lewis Drug Stores’ active participation,” said Katy Morris, JDRF Development Coordinator. “The commitment of Lewis enables us to accelerate research to find a cure for diabetes. Insulin is not a cure, merely life support for the estimated three million Americans suffering from type 1 diabetes and its complications. Research is the only answer.”
Other local JDRF Walk Sponsors include Sanford Health, First Premier Bank, Dakotacare, Hy-Vee, Davenport Evans Hurwitz & Smith, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Avera McKennan, Howalt McDowell, CNA Surety, Availability Employment Services, Showplace Wood Products, Sisson Printing, Client Resources, Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith, plus media support from Backyard Broadcasting and KDLT-TV.
JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. Nationally, nearly 500,000 people walked last year to raise $94 million to cure diabetes.
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including more than $107 million globally in the past year.
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