—SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2020—The San Diego Chapter of JDRF announces Pechanga Resort Casino, the largest resort/casino in the West Coast owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, as Gold Level Sponsor for the Temecula Valley ONE Walk on Saturday, June 27th. Since their first walk in 2010, Pechanga has contributed over $75,000 to T1D research from fundraising and sponsorship. They are committed to Creating a World Without T1D.
Each year, the JDRF Temecula Valley ONE Walk brings together over 1,000 people to change the future of T1D. Many of these people have T1D themselves, and many more are friends, family, or coworkers of someone challenged by this disease. Throughout the United States, JDRF One Walks bring together local families, corporations, and schools with the common purpose of better treating, preventing, and ultimately curing Type One Diabetes (T1D), a life-threatening disease that affects over 1.5 million Americans.
With the rising incidence of COVID-19 cases across the United States, JDRF has decided to do everything we can to keep our community safe and healthy at the same time help slow the spread of the virus. As a result, we will not be holding any in-person gatherings, events, or meetings in any part of the country through June 30th.
For the Temecula Valley ONE Walk, that means the walk will not take place on June 6th at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium as originally planned. Instead, we will be hosting a virtual experience on a NEW date, June 27th.
JDRF will continue to raise funds to help support scientific research in the area of T1D. In California, JDRF is currently funding over $30 million in support of 28 research projects including six projects right here in San Diego, including research grants at UCSD and Scripps Research Institute. For anyone interested in joining JDRF and Pechanga Resort Casino at the Temecula Valley One Walk, register at walk.jdrf.org/temeculavalley
About Pechanga Resort Casino
Pechanga opened in 2002 and is one of the largest resort/casinos in the country, with 200,000 square feet of gaming space. It is located in the Temecula Valley’s picturesque Wine Country offering exceptional quality and service, along with the comfort and amenities guests expect and deserve from an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property. Along with that prestigious honor, Pechanga was also named “Best U.S. Casino” by USA Today in 2015.
Recently, Pechanga completed a $300 million expansion that doubled its room capacity, expanded its spa facility, created a 40,000 square foot events center, and built a 4 ½ acre tropical pool complex featuring a restaurant, swim-up bar, three pools, two waterslides, a fountain and 27 spacious cabanas.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has funded $2.2 billion in charitable research in more than 20 countries since 1970. For more information, please www.jdrf.org
About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Without insulin, glucose from food stays in the blood, where it can cause serious damage to all of the body’s organ systems. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.