JDF JDF Walk for the Cure

"WALK FOR THE CURE" is a worldwide walkathon event benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. It is the fastest growing walkathon program in the world. This year, over 150,000 men, women and children from 3,000 large corporations and local companies will participate in 142 walks around the world.

"WALK FOR THE CURE" is expected to raise over US$15 million in 1995-1996 for diabetes research.

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and pervasive diseases of our time. Approximately 16 million Americans suffer from diabetes and its complications, which include heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, loss of nerve function and amputation.

For more information about how you can participate in "Walk for the Cure" in your area or sponsorship opportunities, please call 1-800-WALK-JDF or (212) 785-9500.


How to Participate

Photo of John Ratzenberger Walk Feet
John Ratzenberger, JDF's
National Celebrity Walk Chairman
and former star of Cheers
4 Easy Steps
To Cure
Diabetes

1. Sign Up!
For the date and location of the Walk nearest you, contact your
local JDF Chapter. Call 1-800-WALK-JDF (USA) or (212) 785-9500 to obtain a Walk registration form. Then fill it out and mail it in.

2. Raise Money!
Tell relatives, friends, neighbors, and businesses about the Walk and ask them to sponsor you by making a contribution to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Collect their donations as you sign them up!

3. Walk!
Bring your sponsor form and collected pledges with you to WALK FOR THE CURE. Turn them in and enjoy a great day of walking for a good cause with your family, friends, and teammates.

4. Feel Proud!
After the Walk, experience the feeling of pride and satisfaction that comes from knowing you were an important part of a nationwide effort that raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for diabetes in this decade.

Diabetes Facts

Who Has Diabetes?

Approximately 16 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Worldwide, it is estimated that there are between 100 and 120 million people with diabetes. Heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, loss of limbs and nerve damage are just some of the complications that are associated with diabetes. An estimated 170,000 people in the United States will die from this deadly disease and its complications this year alone.

What Are The Warning Signs?

What About Insulin?

The number of diabetics is increasing each year. Insulin is a treatment, not a cure. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International was founded in 1970 in order to support and fund research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Researchers are hopeful that it will be found by the end of this decade.

Who Can Help?

You can! So can your friends, family members and co-workers. By participating in this year's annual WALK FOR THE CURE, you can help us raise funds that will go directly toward vital research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Through fundraising events such as this, JDF International has funded US$211 million in diabetes research since 1970.

Prizes
All walkers raising US$50 or more will receive a "WALK FOR THE CURE" T-shirt the day of the Walk. All walkers raising US$250 or more (turned in within 4 weeks after the Walk) will receive Mary Tyler Moore's "Power Stride" Walk Video available exclusively for "WALK FOR THE CURE" participants.

RAISE RECEIVE
US$5,000 US$500 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
US$3,000 US$300 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
US$2,000 US$200 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
US$1,000 US$100 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
US$750 US$75 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
US$500 US$50 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
US$250 US$25 Sharper Image Merchandise Certificate
or
JDF Cotton Sport Jacket
US$125 JDF Sweatshirt - Ivory
or
JDF Polo Shirt - Black
or
Mary Tyler Moore's "Power Stride" Walk Video and audiotape
US$75 JDF T-shirt


The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Expenditures for the Year Ended June 30, 1995

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's mission is to support and fund research to find the cure for diabetes and its complications. JDF awards more money directly to diabetes research than any other private health agency in the world.

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