Thousands Expected For The Walk to Cure Diabetes
November 19 at UNLV
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Nevada and Jamba Juice Las Vegas President and
Chief Operating Officer Philip Patent to Chair the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes
More than 4,000 people representing local families, schools, corporations and organizations will be lacing up their shoes to help find a cure for diabetes. They’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The walk will take place on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus and is expected to raise more than $550,000 for diabetes research.
“Just about everyone in our community knows someone who has diabetes, whether it’s a family member, a friend, classmate or co-worker. It’s one reason we desperately need to find a cure,” said Philip Patent, president and chief operating officer of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Nevada and Jamba Juice Las Vegas and corporate walk chair of the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF. “The Walk to Cure Diabetes is one of JDRF’s largest fundraisers and helps the organization continue to fund research to improve the lives of those with diabetes, and ultimately find a cure.”
The Walk to Cure Diabetes is a 5K (3.2 miles) walk that includes a number of water and refreshment stops as it winds through the UNLV campus. On site check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the North Field. The walk attracts a wide group of participants from across all social, economic and ethnic groups and will include children, babies in strollers, parents, teenagers and senior citizens. Once walkers complete the route, they will be treated to food and beverages and live entertainment in the North Field area.
JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. In 2010, the walks attracted nearly 500,000 people and raised more than 86 million dollars to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 diabetes.
To register for the Walk, or to get additional information visit the JDRF website at walk.jdrf.org or call the JDRF office at 702-732-4795.