JDRF One Walk Goes Virtual
New York, October 12, 2020—JDRF, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announces the annual community-based fundraiser One Walk’s reimagination into one, nationwide event.
The JDRF One Walk is a longstanding staple event for local JDRF chapters and community partners, bringing together more than 900,000 people annually. The One Walk series is one of the largest T1D events globally, raising to date more than $1 billion for research.
This year, in line with the necessary precautions to support stopping the spread of COVID-19 and keep the T1D community safe, JDRF has reimagined the One Walk into a national event for participants to set the place, pace and number of miles on their own toward the organizational goal of 1,600,000 miles.
”More than ever, the JDRF One Walk isn’t just about walking, it’s about being a community and our shared commitment to finding cures for T1D,” said Alyson Levine, JDRF Assistant Vice President Fundraiser Programs. “The structure of the event may look different, but at its core, the event is still the same, and we look forward to celebrating with our community.”
The JDRF One Walk finish line virtual festival will occur on T1D Day, November 1, 2020, at 9am EST, followed by the National One Walk Virtual Ceremony at 3pm EST, both broadcasted online. The event will be a celebration of the perseverance of the T1D community, a thank you to family and friends, and a look forward toward a world without T1D.
Registration for the 2020 National One Walk is currently still open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to join fellow walkers across the country to collectively walk 1.6 million miles in support of the 1.6 million Americans living with T1D. To learn more and register, visit the JDRF One Walk homepage.
JDRF’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our five international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF