JDRF beats funding goal Saturday, raises $214k for diabetes research

In the 6th annual One Walk

WICHITA, Kan. - Scroll left and right on the photo above for a gallery from the event.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation beat their funding goal in the sixth annual One Walk on Saturday. Organizers for the JDRF event said they hoped to raise at least $180,000 for type one diabetes research. The group raised $214,000.

KFDI's Bobby Knight and KAKE TV's Jim Grimes emceed the event in Wichita, one of more than 200 events the JDRF organizes nationwide each year.

“One Walk is an opportunity to meet great people, celebrate what is being done to improve the lives of those with T1D, and raise money and awareness, so that even better treatments, and eventually a cure, can be discovered” said Richard and Kim Dinkel, JDRF One Walk Wichita Co-Chairs.

“On average, 1 person per day is diagnosed with this disease in Wichita and other Central and Western Kansas communities, which is why One Walk is so relevant," the co-chairs said. "On behalf of JDRF, my son Josh, and everyone in our communities living with T1D, we want to personally thank all of our sponsors and walk teams that will make this year’s event the biggest yet.”

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