JDRF One Walk raises $400,000 for Type 1 diabetes research


More than 6,500 people gathered in Metro Park to participate in the JDRF One Walk in Jacksonville April 9, collectively raising $400,000 for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

This was the 22nd annual walk organized by the JDRF North Florida Chapter. Walkers lined Gator Bowl Boulevard outside of Metro Park for the three-mile walk through downtown Jacksonville.

“We are thrilled to see our community join together to support the millions of people with Type 1 diabetes,” said Brooks Biagini, executive director of JDRF’s North Florida Chapter. “JDRF has a strategic plan to end T1D, and we are grateful to our dedicated donors, volunteers, and participants throughout this community in helping us create a world without Type 1 diabetes.”

The JDRF One Walk is the foundation’s flagship annual fundraising event. More than 200 community JDRF One Walks are held annually across the United States, together raising more than $68 million. Since 1992, the event has raised more than $1 billion dollars for T1D research.