Rain and gray skies didn’t dampen the spirits of the approximately 1,500 kids and adults who came out to Harrisburg’s City Island this past Sunday for the JDRF One Walk.
Sponsors, volunteers and 128 teams of walkers raised awareness of type 1 diabetes — previously known as juvenile diabetes — while raising more than $278,000 toward type 1 diabetes research.
Most often diagnosed in children and young adults, type 1 diabetes is a lifelong autoimmune disease that affects the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin. According to JDRF.org, 1.25 million people are living with type 1 diabetes, with 40,000 new diagnoses each year. Currently, there is no cure for type 1 diabetes.