Two Weeks To Walk To Cure Diabetes

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WA

Diary Note



Walk to Cure Diabetes 

October 2009



Walking to Celebrate Hope and Progress


Thousands of members of the type 1 diabetes community from Western Australia will join 60,000 people

around the country to celebrate hope and progress towards a cure for type 1 diabetes at the Walk to Cure

Diabetes. 

There are young, old, quirky, inspiring people participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes from your

area. Contact JDRF for details.

The Walk to Cure Diabetes is an annual event held by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Gathering at more than 20 different locations around Australia, Walkers are aiming to raise over $2 million

for critical medical research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Typically striking young people, type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease that destroys the ability to produce

insulin, which is vital for life. An autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by a complex

mixture of genetic and environmental factors - but not junk food or obesity. 

JDRF CEO Mike Wilson said, “The funds raised by the Walk to Cure Diabetes will deliver essential support

to Australian research into type 1 diabetes – because we need to find that cure fast.” 

“The situation is urgent because Australia has one of the highest rates of type 1 diabetes in the world.” 

“JDRF supports over 60 research projects in this country, which represents over 200 researchers. These

dedicated scientists have recently broken new ground. Right now, there are more therapies in human

clinical trials than ever before.” 

PERTH

Walk to Cure Diabetes – A Family Fun Day Out 

Burswood Park | Sunday 18 Oct | 10am – 2pm


Join former West Coast Eagle Glen Jakovich and the Big Couch team from Mix 94.5 for a five km Walk to

Cure Diabetes!

Walks around Australia throughout October – see www.jdrf.org.au/walk for a full list


To arrange an interview or photograph with a local family with type 1 diabetes or for more information about

the disease, please contact 

Lyndal Howison on 02 9966 0400 or 0411 110 717 or lhowison@jdrf.org.au






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