JDRF One Walk 2017
Each year, 40,000 people are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a lifelong diagnosis. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone that converts food to energy for your body. Diet or lifestyle are not factors in the onset of type 1 diabetes. Unfortunately there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes and there is currently no cure. The 1.25 million Americans living with T1D face serious challenges and must continually measure their blood-sugar levels with frequent finger pricks and glucose monitors. (Source)
JDRF is on the front lines fighting for a cure for type 1 diabetes. In 2017, Century joined our own Brian Giovannone in fundraising for JDRF’s One Walk fundraiser. Brian’s group Gio’s Trekkers raised over $14,000, and Century also sponsored the event. In total, participants of One Walk Orange County raised over $500,000 for T1D research. We were honored to support such a momentous cause and contribute to a future without T1D.