JDRF Surpasses Fundraising Goal at 5/12 One Walk Great Escape

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -- More than 1500 participants from throughout northeastern New York laced up their sneakers for JDRF’s (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) inaugural One Walk Great Escape held Saturday at the popular Queensbury theme park. One Walk Great Escape is the result of the consolidation of JDRF’s One Walk Albany and One Walk Saratoga into one “mega” event, and walkers beat the fundraising goal of $350,000 by raising $370,000 to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dollars raised will help fund more than 70 human clinical trials of potential T1D therapies.  These investments are supporting the development of next-generation therapies like artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement, and smart insulin that can turn on and off in response to blood sugar levels.  Saturday’s festivities included a kids’ zone, a pamper zone for moms, a photo booth station and free park admission for those who raised more than $100.