About the Walk
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun-filled charity walk held in locations all around the world. The Walk raises funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Participants, walking alone or in teams, raise money for JDRF—the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research.
The Walk, our flagship fundraising program, is essential to JDRF's ability to award research funding and act as a powerful advocate in the T1D community. Any walker can tell you that the Walk is fun, celebratory, and incredibly rewarding. And it's an easy way to become part of the global movement to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.
In every Walk, walkers and teams come up with creative ways to raise money and promote their participation. And JDRF supports you every step of the way with fundraising tips and tools, like our online Participant Center, that help you ask family and friends for their support.
More than 200 Walks are held every year in the United States, and dozens more take place internationally. More than 900,000 people participate each year. Since 1992, the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has raised more than $1 billion for T1D research! And we have reached this milestone through the donations, large and small, raised by our walkers.
So, join us at a Walk near you! There are no small steps in this journey. Every step, every participant, and every dollar raised brings JDRF closer to our goal of creating a world without T1D.