Chances are high that you know someone affected by Juvenile Diabetes (type 1 diabetes). It’s become a serious health problem in the U.S.
- Over one million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes, with 5 million Americans diagnosed with new cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes every year
- Rates of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine
- Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States
Seven Loaves Catering is Helping the Way We Know How!
Seven Loaves Catering is doing our small part to help the fight against juvenile diabetes.
We were happy to be selected as the official Food and Beverage Sponsor for this year’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) benefit walk in Dallas.
The walk is this Saturday morning where we’ll be donating the food and service to feed breakfast to around 300 participants. Seven Loaves Catering will feed 200 volunteers and 100 corporate sponsors in two separate breakfast events before the walk.
We’ll be serving scrambled eggs, bacon, skillet potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and sausage. We’ll also provide participants with coffee, orange juice, and iced tea.
JDRF 5K Dallas Walk
This year’s JDRF 5K benefit walk in Dallas is Saturday, October 21, at 9:00 am. Walkers will start out at Ericcson North America in Plano. For information about the walk, contact Lori Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214 373 9808. If you’d like to sponsor a walker, or get further information on this worthwhile organization, check out JDRF’s website or visit their Facebook page.
JDRF Funds Diabetes Research
JDRF is the leading organization funding type 1 diabetes research. It was founded more than 45 years ago by parents determined to find a cure for their children. Its exclusive focus is on the worldwide effort to stop type 1 diabetes.
Striking children and adults suddenly, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. You cannot prevent it—and there is currently no cure. If you have type 1 diabetes, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, rely on injected or infused insulin, and carefully monitor your eating and activity. It’s a serious and stressful disease to manage.
JDRF works to develop grassroots support, deep scientific and industry knowledge, and academic partnerships to fund research to create a world without type 1 diabetes. They’ve raised more than $2 billion to-date and have helped with the development of life-changing breakthroughs.
The JDRF Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes. We think that’s a pretty awesome goal!
Seven Loaves Catering supports JDRF
JDRF does important work, and Seven Loaves Catering is excited to be awarded the job of the official Food and Beverage Sponsor for this weekend’s walk. Come out and join in or sponsor a walker!
Benefit walks like this raise crucial funds for research. We look forward to the day when a cure is developed to end type 1 diabetes. As the JDRF walk slogan sums up, “JDRF One to None!”