The annual Piedmont Triad Fall One Walk and T1D (type 1 diabetes) Day will be held by JDRF on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Triad Park in Kernersville.
The event’s activities will center around Shelter 7 at Triad Park as well as the nearby amphitheater.
The theme for year’s walk to end type 1 diabetes is Celebrating T1D Superpowers. The theme gives walk team T-shirt and sign designers a lot of room for creativity.
The event sponsored by HealthTeam Advantage, The Carroll Companies, Truist and FOX8 will have walks beginning at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. with short opening ceremonies before each walk.
Between the walks participants are invited to play games, enjoy kids’ activities, meet T1D pharma and medical technology reps, get COVID vaccinations and boosters, take part in a T-shirt parade and T1D procession and learn about JDRF’s recent research and advocacy efforts.
Walkers will be able to walk any distance they choose from one quarter mile up to the full 5K and those who participate in the HICAPS Hikers History Hunt at the Carolina Field of Honor will be entered into a prize drawing. Participants can also be entered into a prize drawing by getting their “Walk Day Passports” stamped by diabetes technology and pharmaceutical vendors as well as JDRF volunteers.
Check-in for the 9:15 walk will begin at 8:45 with the Opening Ceremonies for that walk at 9 a.m.
The opening ceremonies for the 11:15 walk will begin at 11 a.m.
The opening ceremonies will recognize people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celebrate walk sponsors and top individual, family and corporate team fundraisers.
JDRF Market Director Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh said, “Last year, we walked for the first time at Triad Park. It was beautiful, but we were still following strict COVID protocols and could only accommodate a limited number of walkers. This year, we are expecting a much larger turnout of walkers, donors and sponsors, all of whom are focused on curing, preventing and treating type 1 diabetes. I’m especially looking forward to seeing supporters who haven’t walked with us for three years, since before the pandemic began.”