Elmira College Hosts Annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 29 2015
Category: Events

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Rochester Chapter has teamed up with the Elmira College Office of Alumni Relations and the college’s JDRF Student Committee to host the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Campus Center, and the one mile walk around campus begins at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments, food, and fun family activities will also be available for walk participants throughout the morning.

This event is open to the public. Register online:

http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/Chapter-Rochester4426?fr_id=4755&pg=entry.

Forty-two teams have already registered to take part in the walk so far, one of which is captained by Elmira’s very own Chelsea Storch ’17, a member of the Elmira College Women’s Softball team.  Chelsea is one of millions affected by Type 1 Diabetes, and has begun selling her team t-shirts as a fundraising effort.  You can purchase one of her shirts by contacting her at cstorch17@elmira.edu, or you can make a donation or join Chelsea’s Cure Crew at http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/Chapter-Rochester4426?team_id=177979&pg=team&fr_id=4755.  

A huge thank you to Lisa Swindon of the JDRF Rochester Chapter as well as the following Elmira College students for all of their hard work in organizing this fantastic event: Michelle Insalaco ’17, Kyle Graham ’16, Rachael Patten ’17, Abby Waldron ’16, and Emily Bush ’18.

About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight Type 1 diabetes, and every dollar raised makes a direct impact by furthering research and knowledge of the disease.