Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk Set For Saturday In Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // April 29, 2016
at Lori Wilson Park
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Central Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is inviting the community to register for this year’s JDRF One Walk, which will take place this Saturday.
The annual 5K walk will kick off at Lori Wilson Park, 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue, in Cocoa Beach. Footwear is optional – the entire walk will be on the beach. JDRF’s mission is to create a world without Type 1 diabetes (T1D).
The JDRF One Walk is the organization’s biggest fundraiser in Central Florida, with a goal this year of $200,000. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy free snacks, drinks, and entertainment.
To pre-register your team online or to donate, go to www.walk.jdrf.org. JDRF Central Florida is expecting nearly 1,500 supporters representing a wide variety of organizations.
“It’s gratifying to see such a high level of interest in this worthy fundraising effort,” said Gary Malaer, CEO of Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and this year’s One Walk chairman.
“It’s all about coming together as a community. We’re confident that with everyone’s enthusiastic support, we’ll be able to meet and exceed this year’s goal.”
More than 200 community JDRF One Walk events take place across the United States every year, raising more than $68 million to fight the disease.
The walks have enabled the development of numerous drugs and other treatments for those suffering from T1D.
For more information please contact Martin Bernstine at 407-774-2166 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org