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JDRF has led the search for a cure for T1D since our founding in 1970. In those days, people commonly called the disease “juvenile diabetes” because it was frequently diagnosed in, and strongly associated with, young children. Our organization began as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Later, to emphasize exactly how we planned to end the disease, we added a word and became the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Today, we know an equal number of children and adults are diagnosed every day—approximately 110 people per day. Thanks to better therapies—which JDRF funding has been instrumental in developing and making available—people with T1D live longer and stay healthier while they await the cure.

The Minnesota JDRF One Walk will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Mall of America. Five Eyewitness News’ Chris Egert and Megan Newquist will be there emceeing the event that will draw over 20,000 people to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  This is a huge year for JDRF as it is the 25th anniversary of the Walk program in Minnesota.

In recognition of this milestone, past and current JDRF Minnesota Board of Directors will match EVERY donation made to the Minnesota JDRF One Walk up to $50,000 through Saturday, February 11 at noon.

To make your donation go walk.jdrf.org and contribute to your team or your favorite walker or donate to Team KSTP.