JDRF Rock the Park Walk for Diabetes
Did you know that over 3 million Americans, suffer from Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). That is a lot of people who deal with this on a daily basis. T1D is not curable, this is the diabetes that requires insulin regularly, they cannot change their diet or lose weight to make it go away. However, someday the JDRF hopes to help find a cure for those who have T1D. We invite you to join them for the Rock the Park Walk for Diabetes.
WHAT: Rock the Park/ Walk to Cure Diabetes, Roaster’s 5K run and 1K walk.
September 6, 2014
Registration: Walk: 8:00 AM
Run: 7:00 AM
Starts: Walk: 9:00 AM
Roasters Run: 8:00 AM
Length of walk: 5K
What does the JDRF do?
- Locally, staff and volunteers provide education and outreach programming throughout West Texas.
- Newly diagnosed individuals of all ages are given Bags of Hope (including Rufus the Diabetic bear to help children learn about injections and testing) and / or Adult Toolkits (if over 18 years old)
- Works with the schools to provide supplies and education when a child with T1D attends. Provides a yearly nurse night training where school nurses can receive continuing education credits courtesy of JDRF.