“It’s great to be partnering with JDRF and working together toward such an important goal – promoting awareness of type 1 diabetes and raising funds to advance research,” said Matt Wilson, VP at Coca‐Cola Refreshments and this year’s JDRF Walk Corporate Chair. “By working together, we can make a difference for the millions of people who are affected
by this disease.”The Walk is expected to draw an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a great cause while enjoying an event that includes breakfast, dance crews, entertainment, bounce houses, face painting and more. On‐site registration begins
at 7 AM. The entire walk will be approximately 3.1 miles long, starting and ending at the Coors Field Main Parking Lot. “JDRF is truly grateful for the support of Matt Wilson at Coke and Paul and Karen O’Brien at Floyd’s 99 Barbershops in this year’s Walk to Cure Diabetes,” said Michael Finch, JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter President. “Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects as many as 3 million Americans, and it is through the help and dedication of supporters like Matt, Paul and Karen that JDRF is able to fund the research to develop better treatments and one day a cure for those people and their families.”
JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. Nearly 900,000 people nationally walked last year and raised $86 million for research toward curing, treating, and preventing T1D and its complications. For more information or to register for the 2012 Denver Walk to Cure Diabetes, please visit walk.jdrf.org. JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Elite Principal Partners are Advance Auto Parts, Ford Motor Company, and Marshall’s. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Principal Partners include Hy‐Vee, Roche Accu‐Chek, and Walgreens.
JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Local Corporate Partners are 7‐ Eleven, Best Buy, Coca‐Cola Refreshments, DaVita, Dazbog, Floyd’s 99 Barbershops, Frito Lay, Gasamat, Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard, HP, IHS, KeyBank, Omaha Steaks, Party City, popchips, Russell Stover, Snikiddy, Staples, Sprouts and Udi’s. JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Media Partners are Fox 31, CW2, Univision Colorado, 96.5 La Tricolor, Kool 105, Mix 100 and 92.5 The Wolf.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support
research and research‐related education.