Walk

Why Walk

Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the U.S. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. It’s fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Above all, it’s an event you will feel good about being a part of.

Information for Donors

More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

Funding facts

JDRF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. All donations to JDRF and its chapters and branches are tax-deductible.

Information and forms

JDRF has received top rankings from the American Institute of Philanthropy and other independent sources that rate charitable giving.

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*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2005