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Local JDRF Chapter to Host Signature One WalkTM on October 24

Registration Now Open for Annual 5k Event to Raise Money for Type 1 Diabetes Research and Advocacy

Raleigh, NC, October 07, 2015 --( The Triangle/Eastern NC Chapter of JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, has announced that the annual One WalkTM event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, located at 3801 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh. Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and the 5k Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

This year, 5,000 walkers of all ages are expected to participate, and the organization’s goal is to raise $853,000 to fund life-changing research for the millions of children, adults and families affected by T1D. This event is one of more than 200 Walks that take place across the United States each year. In 2014, all 200 Walks raised more than $60 million.

WRAL Anchor Debra Morgan will emcee the event, and following the Walk, participants will enjoy refreshments, live entertainment, special attractions, children’s activities and more. The presenting partners for the Walk are Allscripts, Novo Nordisk and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company).

As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. Although a global organization, significant funding has come back directly to North Carolina, supporting research projects at several local universities. Since 2000, JDRF has given more than $17 million to fund studies at Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University.

To register for the One WalkTM, either as a team or individual participant, please visit

For more information about creating a walk team, contacting Sarah Cunningham, Triangle JDRF development manager, at (919) 847-2630, or

“Each year, the One WalkTM is a fantastic opportunity for the local Triangle community to come together to support our friends, families and neighbors affected by Type 1 Diabetes,” said Chris LaTurno, Triangle JDRF executive director. “This event is part of a larger, nationwide movement to provide the resources necessary to ultimately find a cure for this life-changing disease, and I strongly encourage everyone to join us on October 24 in the spirit of hope and camaraderie towards a worthy goal.”

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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.

About JDRF:
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 is currently sponsoring $568 million in charitable research in 17 countries. For more information, please visit
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