]The Village Idiots Cycling Club received an award from the JDRF at their annual banquet on Wednesday Night, June 11th. The club assisted the JDRF’s fundraiser “Walk to Cure Diabetes” by providing bike lead-outs for the runners that participated, and cheering on the participants. The walk raised $180,576.50.
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun, happy, healthy, and effective way to show your support for all those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to raise funds for JDRF—the leading global organization focused on T1D research.[/three_fourth_last]
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. More than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults in the United States receive a diagnosis each year. That’s why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks nationally every year that connect walkers to an extensive community of families, volunteers, and donors who are committed to fighting this serious disease.
For more information about the JDRF or to contribute, click here