In October the Los Angeles Chapter of the National "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation" (JDRF) for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) holds their annual 5k (~3 mile) Walk and Fund Raising Celebration Event at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
JDRF & T1D: "JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. We exist for the millions of children, adults and families affected by this disease. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to stop T1D.
T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. You cannot prevent it—and there is currently no cure. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood–sugar level, rely on injected or infused insulin and carefully monitor your eating and activity—day and night.
That’s why JDRF works every single day to remove the burden of this disease—and to prevent anyone else from knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new treatments, ensuring new therapies get to market and engaging the T1D community. We’ve raised $2 billion for research to–date and made significant progress in understanding and funding this disease.
Every dollar we put into T1D research comes from donations. That’s why we need your help. By participating in JDRF One Walk®, your fundraising will help JDRF further our vision of a creating a world without T1D. Together, we can walk to the finish. And turn Type One into Type None."
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.