Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- 28th Annual JDRF One Walk
- Sloan Park - Mesa
- Charity/Benefit Events
On Saturday, April 28, thousands of Valley residents and visitors will join together and walk to raise funds and awareness for type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the JDRF One Walk. The event is JDRF Arizona Chapter’s 28th annual charity walk, and is one of more than 200 community JDRF Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without T1D. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $1,185,300 which will help fund critically needed T1D research. More than $1 million was raised last year.
WHO: JDRF Arizona Chapter
WHAT: JDRF One Walk is a local fundraising event where participants walk a 5K (approx. 3 miles) to benefit the local JDRF chapter. This annual event draws an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a great cause while enjoying entertainment, food, and fun.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Fun activities and donation drop off begins at 7:30AM
Walk starts at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Sloan Park (Cubs Spring Training Stadium)
2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, Ariz. 85201
WHY: JDRF One Walk is the most powerful peer-to-peer fundraising program in the world for T1D, raising more than $68 million annually. Since 1992, the event has raised more than $1 billion dollars for life-changing T1D research—research that has led to breakthrough discoveries, many of which have already moved into clinical trials and real-world testing. Although there has been considerable progress, there is plenty more we have yet to accomplish. As JDRF’s flagship fundraising event and the largest T1D event in the world, JDRF One Walk provides the perfect opportunity to get more involved in your local JDRF community and show your commitment to creating a world without T1D.
Participants in the 5K Walk end inside of Sloan Park where the Chicago Cubs play during spring training. After the Walk, kids are invited to run the bases and participants can enjoy live entertainment, food and beverages provided by Bashas’ Family of Stores, a kids zone area with activities for the whole family and a vendor village with loads of giveaways. Fox 10’s Anchor Ron Hoon will emcee the event and parking is available on site. For more information on JDRF or to register for the JDRF One Walk, visit www.jdrf.org/arizona.