“We are inspired by all those living with type 1 diabetes, and we’re proud to be among this community of steadfast supporters as JDRF’s partner for this event,” say Ron and Cheri Boyd, Corporate Co-chairs. “Together, we are helping to advance needed research that will make a difference in the lives of millions of people 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 the Duncan & Boyd Diamond Dig, music by Vic Fontana & the Automatics, Clifford the Big Red Dog, a climbing wall, bouncers, and family fun. On-site registration begins at 7:00 am for the 5K run, and 8:00 am for the Walk. The entire Walk will be approximately 3 miles long.
“Thanks to the incredible supporters of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, the community of Amarillo and supporters like Ron and Cheri Boyd, JDRF is raising important funds for research toward reducing and eventually eliminating the burden of type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects as many as three million Americans and their families,” said Jennifer Weinheimer, Panhandle Branch Board of Directors President. “We are grateful to all who are donating their time, resources, and hearts to this event, and we look forward to celebrating the power of community at this year’s Walk.”
More than 200 Walks are held every year in the United States, and dozens more take place internationally. More than 900,000 people participate each year. Since 1992, the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has raised more than $1 billion for research toward progressively removing the burden of T1D.
JDRF gratefully acknowledges our national corporate partners who support our mission to find a cure for T1D and its complications through the support of research. JDRF’s Elite Partners include Advance Auto Parts, Ford Motor Company, Marshalls, and Walgreens. JDRF’s Principal Partners include Hy-Vee and Roche.
Local corporate partners for Panhandle Branch’s Walk to Cure Diabetes include Duncan & Boyd Jewelers, Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Warren CAT, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Market Square Thriftway, ExtraSpace Storage, Southwest Retina Specialists, BritKare Home Medical, Toot’n Totum, Fiesta Foods, ConocoPhillips, Bell Helicopter, Pak-A-Sak, United Supermarkets, KAMR4, Amarillo National Bank, Kohl’s, First United Bank, Zachry Engineering, Potter Randall 9-1-1, BSA Health Systems, Street Toyota, Valero, Amarillo Children’s Clinic, Accolade, Red Oak Office Park, Roaster’s, Whiteface Ford, Sonic, and Maxor.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012, Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’
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