ICYMI: JDRF One Dream Gala to Honor Longtime Partner, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation

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JDRF Greater Delaware Valley Chapter is proud to announce we will be honoring Wawa and The Wawa Foundation with the JDRF Living and Giving award at the 2022 One Dream Gala on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Wawa is not only a constant in everyone’s community, but their partnership for nearly 30 years has been instrumental in helping to move JDRF’s mission forward.

Since 1994, Wawa has been a strong partner in our support of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Since then, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation have contributed more than $10.0 million through direct contributions and through in-store fundraising campaigns in more than 940 Wawa stores throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

Our partnership is further enhanced by direct grants from The Wawa Foundation, as well as annual support of the JDRF One Walks where The Wawa Foundation matches associate fundraising efforts up to $100 for any of the JDRF One Walk and Wawa associates volunteer to distribute in-kind food and beverages to our walkers each year!

“It is a true honor to receive the Living and Giving Award by our longstanding partners at JDRF and we’re grateful to our associates and customers who have truly helped make a difference in the type 1 diabetes community,” said Alex Costabile, Chief Strategy Officer, Wawa. “There’s no greater feeling than knowing our support is changing the lives of those individuals and families impacted and we remain committed to turning type 1 into type none for years to come!” 

Please join us in celebrating the tremendous impact Wawa and The Wawa Foundation have made on the type 1 diabetes community on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in person at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. For more information about the One Dream Gala, please contact Allison Tropea at atropea@jdrf.org.