On World Diabetes Day, communities across the globe illuminated major landmarks in blue to raise awareness for type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Thank you to all of the local landmarks across the New England area who were lit blue: Memorial Bridge, Portland City Hall, Prudential Center, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, SNHU Arena, and the Rhode Island State House!
During World Diabetes Day, to signify the unity of the diabetes community, JDRF held a 24-Hour Global Challenge. We wanted to see if we could circle the world with our collective miles and how much we could collectively raise to drive us towards our ultimate finish line: a world without T1D. Thank you to our local participants who were able to contribute over 300 miles and more than $5,000 to the national challenge.