Wildwood, NJ – Wildwood is calling all walkers to participate in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, May 18, at Morey’s Adventure Pier. The event is sponsored by the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the City of Wildwood, Morey’s Piers, WAWA, AtlantiCare, Tony Luke’s and Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.
Everyone is welcome to participate: individual walkers, families, groups, businesses, schools and anyone who shares the JDRF’s goal to raise money for research that will lead to better treatment and prevention of Type 1 diabetes, and ultimately find a cure for the disease.
“It’s great to partner with JDRF and work together on this important goal – curing a disease that kills one American every three minutes,” says Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano. “This year, we invite everyone, from kids to grandparents, to take part. Walk for someone you know, or for one of the 3 million other Americans who have Type 1 diabetes.”
Registration is 9:30am at Morey’s Adventure Pier/Guest Services with the Walk starting at 10:30am. The Walk is a 3.0 mile route on the Wildwood’s famous Boardwalk. Adding to the fun is live entertainment and a DJ spinning tunes to motivate the walkers.
Actor-musician Nick Jonas is the National Chairman of JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. This is Jonas’ third year as a celebrity advocate for JDRF. He has been living with the disease for the past eight years. “As a person living day to day with diabetes and recognizing the tremendous contribution the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has done for our community, I couldn’t be more honored to serve as the National Chair for the Walk to Cure Diabetes,” says Jonas.
JDRF Walks are held in more than 200 cities worldwide. Nearly 600,000 people in the United States walked last year, raising $86 million to cure diabetes, which costs the nation more than $174 billion in health care each year.
Since its inception, JDRF has provided more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research worldwide. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and education. JDRF’s mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
To register, sponsor, build a Walk team, or for more information, please visit http://www.jdrf.org or call (856) 429-1101.