Henry's Hikers





We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to Henry's Hikers' Page!

One day in April 2001, a routine trip to the doctor with some questions about our 2 year old son, Henry, turned into a trip to the emergency room and a diagnosis of juvenile diabetes. And just like that, our lives were changed forever. Later that year, in an attempt to have SOME control over this frustrating disease, we formed Henry's Hikers and joined JDRF in their mission to discover,  develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type one diabetes.

Over the last 13 years, Henry's Hikers has raised more than $136,000 for JDRF. The advances in technology that we have seen since Henry started out on this journey are amazing, and we feel strongly that a cure for type one diabetes is eminent.

If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider supporting us and bring us one step closer to a cure.


  • To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page 
  • To make your gift to one of our team members please click on their name below
  • To join our team, click the "join team" link below. We'd love to have you join us at the Chicago Lakefront on October 5th and we could really use your fundraising help!
  • SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! please share the link to this page with anyone and everyone so we can spread the word!

Thanks in advance for your generous support. Together we can make a difference!

the Rutman family
Pete, Cathy, Henry, Charlie, Megan and Cate 

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Date and time

October 5, 2014
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 5K (3.1 Miles)


Montrose Avenue and the Lake
W. Montrose Ave. and Simonds Drive
Chicago, IL 60640



Kathy Altonji
Email | (312) 423-7196

Illinois Chapter
1 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60602