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JDRF Annual Walk-For-The-Cure-5K­ FREE Event

Join us on Saturday, March 9th for the JDRF annual Walk-For-The-Cure-5K Event at UCF (Memory Mall)!

The walk revolves around a fun theme every year – This year the theme is “Mission Possible”... 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!

I am the Team Captain for a Walk Team raising Money and Awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation (JDRF)… did you read that right? “juvenile” as in little kids! JDRF is committed to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and assisting families with children who have it.

My team is raffling off a 55” LED 1080p (240hz) HDTV… (isnt that awesome!) Ill be selling tickets at the walk which are only $5 or 5/$20… I hope someone from the YOAO meetup group wins it this year!!!

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!!! http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-FL/Chapter-CentralFlorida4134?team_id=74385&pg=team&fr_id=2119

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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  • Danielle

    Wonderful turn out - thank you everyone for coming!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Kain

    You had me at free breakfast.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Danielle

    4) Walk-Day Saturday, March 9th, 2013 – The theme this Year is “Mission Possible” everything is Spy/secret agent oriented. – UCF Campus Memory Mall
    • 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, H and open lot D.
    • 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.

    March 8, 2013

  • Danielle

    hey Mike, just in case i updated the walk info... did you see the amazing raffle prize we have this year!?!?!

    January 28, 2013

    • Mike

      Yeah, saw that. Not even sure where I'd put a TV that big! This should be a blast!

      1 · January 28, 2013

  • Danielle­ changed the location from UCF to UCF Arena

    January 28, 2013

  • Mike

    Danielle, I just realized that this overlaps Curt's event, so I'd rather not have it on the official calendar.

    January 12, 2013

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