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3nd Oktoberfest/JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

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A Success of “Pleas” and Thank You’s More than 1,500 people came together Saturday, September 29th In Frontier Park – 50 family and corporate Walk teams – for a common cause – to cure diabetes. 


Under the spirited leadership of Rita Null (Family Walk Team Chair) and Christina Shasserre, head of Discovery and Development Solutions, EMD Millipore (Corporate Walk Team Chair), JDRF raised $ 66,000 for the research to better treat, cure and prevent T1D (type 1 diabetes).

“A special thank you to KEEN for hosting the Pumpkin Patch and bounce house.  KEEN is a national, non-profit organization providing recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  We are very proud to have KEEN as a community partner,” said Marie Davis, Executive Director JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter.

T1D (type 1 diabetes) can strike at any age.  Half of all new cases are diagnosed in adults.  You can’t prevent it.  You can’t outgrow it.   That’s why we walk.  JDRF is the global leader and charitable supporter of diabetes research.