Eagles for a Cure Walk to Raise Money to Cure Diabetes

May 16 2018
Category: Events

Members of the Elmira College community are banding together to walk for a cure in the upcoming One Walk to End Type 1 Diabetes, on Sunday, May 20 on the EC campus.  

Wendy Fiscus, director of health services at Elmira College, organized the Eagles for a Cure team.

“I wanted to start a team for Elmira College, to show that we support this cause and our members are passionate about helping people in our community that have Type I Diabetes,” said Fiscus.  “The money goes to research, which is crucial in finding treatment and hopefully one day, a cure for this disease which affects millions of people.”

Join the Eagles for a Cure team for the 5K walk, or make a donation to the event, by clicking here.

Check-in for the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Campus Center, with the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Sunday’s event, hosted by the JDRF Rochester Chapter and the EC Student Alumni Council, is one of more than 200 community JDRF Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).   

The Chapter is eager to raise funds to aid research efforts of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), a serious lifelong disease impacting some 1.25 million Americans including 200,000 youth. Twenty-two teams have already registered online and raised a combined total of over $22,400. Walk participants will be supporting a good cause while enjoying food, refreshments, music, and bounce houses.

The event is open to the public. Register yourself or a team at JDRF.org.