JDRF Austin Walks to Cure Diabetes on Oct. 30
More than 4,000 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the Austin Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 14th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Mueller Lake Park (Browning Hangar). Check-in begins at 9:00 am and the Walk begins at 11:30. The fundraising goal of the chapter is to realize more than $700,000 for research to find better treatments and a cure for diabetes and its complications.
“It’s great to be partnering with JDRF and working together on such an important goal –
promoting awareness of type 1 diabetes and raising funds to advance research,” said corporate partner Ronnie Taylor, Area Manager for Randalls Food Markets. By working together, we can make a difference for the millions of Americans who are affected by this disease.”
In addition to wide-spread corporate support, entire families from kids to grandparents take part in the fundraising efforts of the Walk to Cure Diabetes – many affected, but even those who are not among the 14 million Americans with a personal connection to type 1 diabetes. At the 2011 Walk, there will be there will be plenty of Halloween snacks provided by Casa Chapala, La Madeleine and Randalls Food Market, fun and entertainment for kids of all ages including the Pumpkin Patch Kid Zone, a Halloween Costume Contest, Pumpkin Decorating and music. On-site registration begins at 9:00 am. The entire walk will be approximately 2 miles long, starting and finishing at the finishing at the Browning Hangar at Mueller Lake Park.
“JDRF is truly grateful for the Austin community’s participation in this year’s Walk to Cure Diabetes,” said Dave Wallker, JDRF Board President. “Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects as many as 3 million Americans and it is through the help and dedication of supporters at events like the Walk to Cure Diabetes that JDRF is able to fund the research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes.”
For more information, visit the JDRF web site at www.jdrf.org/austin or call 512.343.0663
Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.