On Saturday, May 20, you are invited to join the Samaritan Diabetes Education 2 for 1 team for the Walk for T1D: For a world without Type 1 diabetes. The team name stands for people with Type 2 diabetes and their friends and family supporting people with Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin.
Previously considered a disease that only affects children, 80 percent of people with Type 1 diabetes are adults and 50 percent of new diagnoses are adults.
The disease comes on suddenly. Currently, there is no prevention and there is no cure.
The event’s goal is to raise $35,000 for research to prevent and cure the disease and all proceeds go to the JDRF Diabetes Foundation. To join the walk, visit the Walk for T1D website, click “register,” then “join a team.”
Registration is free and participants can raise donations for the walk. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive an event t-shirt. Non-participating donations are also accepted through the website.
To register or donate, visit the event online. To register for the Samaritan team, click on Register, then on Register, then Join a Team. Once you’ve created your profile, type 2 for 1 into the search field and join the team.
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