About JDRF Walk

We're the walk the walk type

Each year, JDRF One Walk™ (formerly JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes) brings together more than 900,000 people to change the future of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Many of these people have T1D themselves, and many more are friends, family, or coworkers of someone challenged by this disease. But no matter what their connection is, they walk because they believe in a world where T1D no longer exists — a world where Type One has become Type None.

We're the putting your dollars to work type

Each year, JDRF funds millions of dollars in life-changing research. This research has led to breakthroughs such as artificial pancreas systems and encapsulated beta cell therapies, both of which have moved into clinical trials.


We're the make our own pancreas type

JDRF is proud to support the first successful real-world test of a revolutionary closed-loop artificial pancreas system, allowing those with T1D to live as normal a life as possible until there's a cure.



We're the see into the future type

JDRF-funded research led to the discovery of Lucentis — the first new therapy with the ability to reverse diabetes-related vision loss in 30 years — creating a brighter future for millions.



We're the bodyguard for beta cells type

JDRF is funding clinical trials for encapsulated cell therapies, which will restore insulin independence in those with T1D for an incredible 18 months to two years. These therapies implant newly created insulin-producing beta cells into a protective capsule, so they can do their job, and those with T1D can enjoy a little freedom.



We're the making insulin smarter type

JDRF is funding the early development of smart insulin. A single daily dose of insulin circulates in the bloodstream — turning on when it's needed and off when it's not — giving those with T1D perfect blood-glucose control throughout the day.



We're the help the body do it on its own type

A potential biological cure, JDRF is funding research on restoration, which taps into the body's amazing power to heal itself, restoring beta cells' ability to produce insulin while blocking the autoimmune attack that triggers T1D.



We're the stop it before it starts type

JDRF is currently supporting work on a vaccine to slow or stop the progression of T1D before insulin dependence occurs. For those at risk of T1D, prevention is powerful medicine.


We're the stronger together type

With more than 200 Walks nationwide, everyone has an opportunity to participate. And for those who can't make their local Walk, or want to walk with someone who is some distance away, they can choose to walk virtually. The Walk also offers plenty of ways to get involved and help turn Type One into Type None. You can choose to walk alone, start or join a team, or even volunteer.

We're the bring our friends and family type

There are two types of teams: Family and Corporate. Family teams aren't just limited to family members. They can include friends, coworkers, classmates, neighbors — everyone is welcome to join. Corporate teams are created by companies participating in the Walk, but just like family teams, anyone can join, even if they're not employees.

No matter what type of team you're on, there are a lot of benefits of being a part of one. Teams generally raise more money, rally more support and awareness for JDRF and T1D, and make the Walk even more enjoyable. To start your own, all you have to do is register as a team captain and from there, you can invite anyone you like.

Once you register, you'll have access to your Participant Center, where you'll find fundraising tips, tools, emails, and more — everything you need to make your fundraising efforts as successful as possible.

Are you the walk the walk type?

Register now and take the first step toward a world without T1D.