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JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Expected to Raise $275,000 this Saturday

January 27, 2011

People will pack the Empire Mall this weekend to take part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. With more than 80 teams signed up, walkers will come from across the state to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual event.

Sioux Falls, SD (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011

People will pack the Empire Mall this weekend to take part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. With more than 80 teams signed up, walkers will come from across the state to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual event.

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Empire Mall

Sioux Falls, SD

Registration: 8 a.m.

Walk: 10 a.m.

Pre-registration: (605) 312-6438 or walk.jdrf.org

Organizers hope to raise $275,000 for research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Last year, The Walk drew more than 2,500 people, who represented local corporations, families, schools and other organizations and this year it’s expected to bring out 3,000 people. Individuals who raise $100 or more will receive a JDRF t-shirt.

JDRF Walk sponsors for 2011 include Lewis Drug, Sanford Health, First Premier Bank, Midwest Railcar Repair, 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.

More than 200 cities around the world host JDRF Walks. In the U.S. almost 500,000 people walked in 2010 to raise $94 million to cure diabetes.

About JDRF

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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