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Lancaster to Walk to Cure Diabetes

Lancaster to Walk to Cure Diabetes
Lancaster to Walk to Cure Diabetes

There is still time to register for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Lancaster Walk to Cure Diabetes. The Walk is a great way to show your support for all those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to raise funds for JDRF, which is the leading global organization, focused on T1D research. It will once again be held at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Sunday, 1 June.

The goal for the Lancaster walk is $60,700 this year and is one of several walks statewide. The 1.4 mile walk is scheduled early in the day, before the Lancaster Barnstormers game. Registration is 10:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Clipper Stadium is located at 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster.

You can sign up individually or as a team with your work or friends and family. Want to walk but the time or date does not fit your schedule? Be a “virtual walker.”

The average participant raises $100 but there is no maximum. There is also no minimum pledge or registration either. The pledges are all flat donations and are tax deductible. Those raising $100 or more will receive a t-shirt.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin.

The National Presenting Co-Sponsors of the 2014 JDRF Walk series are Medtronic and Lilly Diabetes. Elite Partners are Advanced Auto Parts, Ford Motor Company, Marshalls, and Walgreens.


Before beginning a walking or running routine, please seek the medical advice of your physician. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of diabetes, make an appointment with your physician.