The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is an annual event benefiting JDRF & raising money for type 1 diabetes research.
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Sunday June 12 2016. So great to be apart of another fantastic year of spreading awareness and fundraising for T1D research. This year, Young and T1 had a special place at the Omnipod booth! It was a great place to spread the word about YT1 and say hi to fellow members. Thank you Omnipod!
Thank you to all the Young and T1 members who helped out and participated in the Walk on Saturday June 14th! The weather was spectacular and so was everyone’s energy. Rumour has it that there was a record number of walkers this year?!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to JDRF. Your efforts are supporting research initiatives such as beta cell encapsulation & transplantation (human clinical trials for this project are happening right here in BC!), an artificial pancreas project, and “Smart” Insulin! Your fundraising allows these projects to continue, and gives hope to those of us affected by T1D.
Let’s help JDRF turn Type ONE into Type NONE!
This year the Walk took place on June 8th 2014 at Stanley Park in Vancouver, and the Abbotsford Exhibition Park in the Fraser Valley. Thank you to everyone who made it out! In total, JDRF had 450 volunteers and 6,500 participants walk and run across the lower mainland to support JDRF’s mission to Cure, Treat and Prevent type 1 diabetes.
At the 2013 Walk, Young and T1 created a scavenger hunt to engage walkers in a fun activity and to encourage them to share their walk experience with others through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #TELUSWalk.
Throughout the 5km route, we cleverly hid five novel signs and objects for walkers to seek and take a photo with. Walkers could use their smart phone or digital camera and the key objective was to find all the objects using the Scavenger Hunt score card they received at the waiver tent as their guide.