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JDRF Charity Walk 2014 (Walk to cure Diabetes) FREE EVENT

  • Mar 8, 2014 · 8:30 AM

Hi Everyone! 

Join us on March 8th for the JDRF annual Walk-For-The-Cure-5K Event at UCF! EVERYTHING at the event is FREE! Breakfast, Lunch and drinks are provided to everyone as a thank you, there will also be bounce houses, fun character meet-and-greets, Live music, Mix 105.1, parades, and lots of kiosks giving away free stuff!... and you'll get a FREE Tshirt from me as a Thank you when you sign up online!

I am the Team Captain for a Walk Team raising Money and Awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation (JDRF)… JDRF is committed to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and assisting families with children who have it. BE PART OF MY TEAM!!! If you’d like to pledge money towards my personal goal I’d really appreciate it! My personal goal is $250 and my team goal is $8,000… Please help us raise it – Just follow the link to donate!!!

Also, my team is raffling off a 60” LED HDTV… ill be selling tickets at the walk which are only $5 or 5/$20… I hope someone from MBD wins it!!! If you would like to raise money by setting up your own goal – please join my team… contact me for details!

How does JDRF help? JDRF is committed to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and assisting families with children who do have it. As a not-for-profit organization, they are able to dedicate 82% of all funds to research and education – 82 cents per dollar - that’s HUGE!

What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 is an autoimmune disease – basically the body’s immune system attacks and kills insulin-producing cells. Unlike Type 2 diabetes which can be reversed, Type 1 diabetes thus far is irreversible, resulting in regular injections of insulin.

Who does Type 1 diabetes target most? – Babies, Children, and Adolescents More than 3,000,000 Americans have Type 1 Diabetes – that’s a lot of zeros, huh? Even worse, each year more than 15,000 children are diagnosed – meaning each day 40 children are told they will have to stick themselves with a needle to survive – ouch!

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  • Cyn

    what do you mean by register online? Is that where you follow the link above and set up your fund page? Or is there a separate link to register for the day?

    March 7, 2014

    • Danielle

      Its all the same link - you will then be registered for the walk and as part of our team... JDRF will use these statistics to organize next year's event :)

      March 7, 2014

    • Cyn

      thanks. got it.

      March 7, 2014

  • Danielle

    See you all tomorrow for some beautiful weather and a whole lot of fun!
    **See schedule and details in post below**
    Also, please wear a light blue tshirt (if you own one) if you didn't order a team shirt in advance.

    1 · March 7, 2014

  • Danielle

    Hello Everyone,
    Just a few updates to add for this upcoming Saturday!

    •8:00am registration begins (anyone who signs up online will NOT have to register at the walk)
    •9:00am Raffle ticket will be chosen and winner will be announced
    •9:15am Team Photo
    •9:30am Walk will begin

    •Parking - Parking is free and is offered in Parking Garages D and H.

    •Directions - From University Blvd, make a LEFT onto Alafaya Trail, then turn RIGHT onto Gemini Blvd which winds you around the north side of campus until you come to Memory Mall area (3 grassy areas) on right hand side. You won’t be able to miss the main site as there will be tents everywhere. Everyone who ordered a FREE one of a kind, ‘designer’ tshirt – they will be available at the team tent Saturday morning until 9:15am (the tent is green with a CDM Smith banner). For those of you who forgot to order a shirt, we printed some extras so let me know what size you need and we’ll put it aside for you.

    March 5, 2014

    • Danielle

      No more shirts available - please wear a light blue shirt (if you own one) if you didn't sign up earlier for a FREE team shirt

      March 6, 2014

  • Danielle

    For those of you planning to attend you will receive a FREE CDM Smith Team Tshirt (developed by a professional 3D artist who volunteered his services for this great cause!)

    Please email me whatever tshirt sizes you will require by COB Monday, Feb. 24th, 2014

    Please also include the sizes of anyone who will be joining you – they also will receive a Free team tshirt. Sizes available are:
    Children’s: Small – Medium – Large
    Adult’s: Small – Medium – Large – Xlarge – XXLarge – XXXLarge

    ***How To Sign Up For the Annual 5K JDRF Walk – Link Above - just press join!

    ***Walk-Day SCHEDULE:
     8:00am registration begins (anyone who signs up online will NOT have to register at the walk)
     8:00am-9:00am Raffle tickets for 60" LED HDTV will be sold: 1 = $5 or 5 = $20 (CASH ONLY)
     9:00am Raffle ticket will be chosen and winner will be announced
     9:15am Team Photo
     9:30am Walk will begin

    February 19, 2014

  • Danielle

    Join the team by following this link and hitting the "Join Team" button at the top of the page!

    February 3, 2014

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