Events

2014 JDF walk

Join us on Sunday, September 24, 2017 to help raise awareness and funds for the One Walk to Cure Diabetes!

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world. T1D strikes both children and adults suddenly, and it requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin or insulin pumps. People with diabetes must also carefully balance their food intake and their exercise to regulate their blood sugar levels, in an attempt to avoid life-threatening reactions.

JDRF is the leading global organization that funds research to cure, prevent, and treat Type 1 Diabetes. Michigan Medicine is partnering with JDRF to help raise awareness as well as funds for T1D research. It’s also important to note that many Michigan Medicine researchers and researchers across the university receive JDRF funding. Therefore, by sponsoring the Walk, Michigan Medicine is showing support of an organization that supports research at UM!

Many people walk alone, but others find it more enjoyable to raise money and walk as part of a team. Either way, we need your help!

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Hudson Mills Metropark
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Start time: 9:30 a.m. Length of walk: 3 miles
Sign up for one of the existing U-M teams or simply join the health system team “U-M Michigan Medicine.”
Select the One Walk page, sign in to search U-M or UM under Join a Team and choose your team.

Register here

A team can consist of family, friends, coworkers, classmates, neighbors, or fellow volunteers—anyone who wants to have fun while helping JDRF fund T1D research! Or simply join as an individual if you prefer.

Register to walk (or be a virtual walker) and donate at least $25 to receive a special U-M walk t-shirt (while supplies last).

 

For More Information:

Dorene S. Markel, MS, MHSA
Director, The Brehm Center
markel@med.umich.edu

Chris Clay
The Brehm Center
cjsommer@umich.edu