PRLog - Aug. 7, 2012 - AMARILLO, Texas -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Panhandle Branch is bringing families and friends together from all over the Texas Panhandle to raise awareness and support for the nearly 15,000 families affected by T1D( type 1 diabetes). Rock the Park, will include a chip-timed 5K, a fun run/walk, and a family outreach day on September 8th at John Stiff Park in Amarillo, TX . Walk Chairman is Dr. Douglas Lewis. Dr. Lewis, a neurologist in Amarillo, was diagnosed with this disease at 36 years old.
Registration for the event is located online at www.jdrf.org/
The event will include breakfast, with Roaster’s coffee, lunch provided by cook teams of the Texas Cattle Feeder’s Association, entertainment by The Chancy Bernson Band, and a huge children’s area sponsored by BSA.
Prior to the walk, kickoff events are being held throughout the week of August 7-14. Northwest Texas Hospital is hosting a Medical Center Kickoff in its lobby from 5-7 pm on August 7th.
A family movie night, featuring Ice Age 4, will be held on August 8th at 6:00 pm.
A family team kickoff will be held at Zach’s Club 54 on August 9th from 6-7:30 pm.
A corporate team event will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at noon at the Plaza Restaurant.
RSVP for all events at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 806-356-6042.
T1D, formerly known as “juvenile diabetes” affects adults and children of all ages. There is no cure for T1D. The onset of T1D does not have anything to do with lifestyle or diet. All proceeds from the event will go to JDRF.
Sponsors include: NoBox Creative, Suddenlink Communications, The Diabetes Center at Northwest Texas Hospital, Texas Cattle Feeder’s Association, Care Today Clinics, Southwest Retina Specialists, Whiteface Ford, Maxor, Kindred Healthcare, B&W Pantex, Valero, Zach’s Club 54, Dr. Ruth Pilco Jaber & Dr. Mouin Jaber, First Capital Bank, Scholastic, Coca-Cola, Roasters, Pak-A-Sak, Warren CAT, BritKare, BSA, First United Bank, Texas Tech Physicians, Citizen’s Bank