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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's One Walk set for May 21; join or support our team!

The JDRG One Walk, a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness, is set for Sunday, May 21, at Warriors' Path State Park.KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk is coming up Sunday, May 21, at Warriors’ Path State Park, and Niswonger Children’s Hospital is again one of the sponsors. Team members from Niswonger Children’s and from Mountain States Medical Group (MSMG) Pediatric Endocrinology, MSMG Pediatric Neurology, and MSMG Pediatric Gastroenterology have teamed up to fundraise and walk for JDRF, along with East Tennessee State University.

Click here to join the team or make a donation.

The 5K walk starts at 3 p.m., with event registration opening at 1:30 p.m. The event goal is to raise $249,650, and so far more than $152,000 has been raised.

Team members will be walking to help JDRF continue to fund life-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and create a world without T1D. T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet.

By donating to or joining the team, you can help fund research that impacts the lives of the millions of children, adults and families challenged by T1D every day. With your support, we will help JDRF turn Type One into Type None. If you attend the event please stop by and say hello at the Niswonger/MSMG tent at the walk.