The JDRF Foundation collects money for scientific research to cure, prevent, and treat Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The ultimate goal is a world without T1D! One of the methods to acquire funds for scientific research is the annual JDRF Walk.
JDRF Walk 2016
This year the Walk takes place on Saturday 4 June from 12 till 5 pm at Slot Zeist. In the period prior to the 4th of June, individuals and organisations can start a Walk team and have their participation in the Walk sponsored through the online fundraiser platform www.jdrfwalk.nl. There is a lot more to the Walk besides the 4 kilometer walk. For example, question time with leading T1D scientists, entertainment for the children and live music. The JDRF Walk is an amazing event for young and old and offers the opportunity to people with T1D and people in their surroundings to share experiences.
What can you do to help JDRF?
- When the JDRF Walk season has started, you can participate in the JDRF Walk by starting a Walk team and acquire funds amongst your family, friends and acquaintances.
- You can support one of the existing Walk teams by donating or give a general donation to the JDRF Walk.
- As an organization, you can supply services or goods for the event, or sponsor parts of the event. For example the coffee, a children’s activity, or live music. In this case, please contact us via email email@example.com.
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JDRF has been established in the United States in 1970 by parents of children with T1D. The organisation has grown into the leading charity T1D-organisation. JDRF has financed over 1,7 billion dollar worth of T1D research in around 27 countries. The organisation has contributed to nearly all scientific progress in the field of this disease. JDRF was established in the Netherlands in the end of 2010.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
T1D is an autoimmune disease with lifelong serious consequences. When suffering from T1D, the body stops producing insulin, which prevents the level of glucose in the blood from being controlled. Serious complications such as heart, eye and kidney disorders, nerve damages and strokes are a possible result. As long there has not been found a solution, people with T1D need to constantly monitor the level of glucose in their blood, and inject themselves with insulin multiple times a day, or carry around an insulin pump 24/7, every single day. T1D is a completely different disease than type 2 diabetes. JDRF is totally focussed on finding a cure for T1D.
Type 1 Diabetes, the numbers
- Around 150.000 people in the Netherlands suffer from T1D, including 15.000 kids and adolescents.
- 1 on 15 Dutch people has a child, partner or family member with T1D. Around 750.000 people in total are influenced by this disease.
- 10 people get diagnosed with T1D every day. T1D is growing rapidly in the age group of kids under years old.
- T1D costs the Dutch society 4 to 5 billion Euro every year.
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