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JDRF One Walk Melbourne

When:

Sun 19 Nov 2017, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Alexandra Gardens, Boathouse Road, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: RMaros

JDRF One Walk is the world’s biggest type 1 diabetes (T1D) fundraising event. Each year, JDRF walks around the globe bringing together around 1 million people to raise over $85 million for life-changing T1D research.

This year, JDRF One Walk Melbourne is being held on 19th of November at Alexandra Gardens with a special ambassador—Sir Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham. Ian is a former England cricket captain and his daughter lives with type 1 diabetes.

He will be joining our community at selected Walks across Australia (including Melbourne) to hit type 1 for six! The JDRF One Walk is a fun, family–friendly event gives people with T1D—and their friends, family and co–workers—the opportunity to raise money for life-changing T1D research.

There are more than 120,000 Australians living with T1D, an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin, a hormone that turns food into energy. T1D strikes both children and adults suddenly. It is not caused by diet or lifestyle. People with T1D require constant blood glucose testing through painful finger pricks, and a constant supply of insulin by injection or pump, just to stay alive.

Throughout the day, you can enjoy the following activities:

- Children’s activities such as colouring in and face painting
- Sporting activities suitable for kids and young adults
- JDRF research information shared in the JDRF Marquee
- Trade stands with information from medical device companies and diabetes related information
- T-shirt competition and other games such as tug-o-war
- Live music throughout the day
- Onsite food trucks

There are more than 120,000 Australians living with T1D, an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin, a hormone that turns food into energy. T1D strikes both children and adults suddenly. It is not caused by diet or lifestyle. People with T1D require constant blood glucose testing through painful finger pricks, and a constant supply of insulin by injection or pump, just to stay alive.

Will you walk with us to help create a world without T1D? Register for JDRF One Walk today and help turn Type One into Type None.