JDRF Nevada Chapter Walk to Cure Diabetes November 10

More than 3,500 Walkers Expected to Raise $575,000 for JDRF

More than 3,500 walkers representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF Nevada Chapter’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Saturday, November 10 at UNLV. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $575,000 which will help fund research toward preventing, better treating, and curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.

“It’s great to be partnering with JDRF and working together toward such an important goal – promoting awareness of  type 1 diabetes and raising funds to advance research,” said Tony Twist, Region Vice President of Cash America / SuperPawn and Co-Chair of this year’s Walk.  “By working together, we can make a difference for the millions of people who are affected by this disease.”

The Walk is expected to draw an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a great cause while enjoying an event that includes entertainment, food and type 1 advocacy.  On-site registration begins at  9:00 a.m.  The entire walk will be approximately three miles long, starting on the North Field of the UNLV Campus.

“The community support for the Walk to Cure Diabetes is overwhelming,” said Phil Patent, President and COO of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice – Las Vegas and Walk Co-Chair.   “Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects as many as 3 million Americans, and it is through the help and dedication of corporate sponsors, corporate walk teams, and family teams  that JDRF is able to fund the research to develop better treatments and one day a cure for those people and their families.”

JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. Nearly 900,000 people nationally walked last year and raised $86 million for research toward curing, treating, and preventing T1D and its complications.

JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Elite Principal Partners are Advance Auto Parts, Ford Motor Company, and Marshall’s. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Principal Partners includes Hy-Vee, Roche Accu-Chek, and Walgreens.

JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Local Corporate Partners are Cash America/SuperPawn, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Jamba Juice, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, AT&T, Aristocrat, Bank of America, Bank of Nevada, Cashman Photo Enterprises, Coca Cola, Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group – Nathan’s, Lee’s Discount Liquor, Levy Production, Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Neighborhood Market by Walmart, Skinny Water, Taylor International, and Wells Fargo.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.