This was the first year WESTMED sponsored The Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Empire City, Yonkers Raceway. WESTMED was proud to have more than 25 walkers in attendance. The team raised approximately $2,800 and counting in addition to the more than $25,000 dollars raised by WESTMED OB/GYN Dr. Joshua Waldman and his daughter’s team- -“Team Jessica”. We were very excited to have a presence in this important cause.
Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the U.S. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. It's fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Above all, it's an event you will feel good about being a part of.