Northridge High School to Host JDRF Benefit Run/Walk Saturday
A student organization known as the Northridge High School Diabetic Fundraising Club will be hosting a fun-run and walk at the school on Saturday to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Anyone wishing to participate in the 5K event must register on the team's page on JDRF.org and donate a minimum of $10 towards the cause, which can be done here.
The students have set a fundraising goal of $1,500 and surpassed it to reach a total amount raised of $1,955.
JDRF's research efforts focus on Type 1 Diabetes over Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that presents itself in both children and adults suddenly with no cure. Unlike Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 has absolutely no correlation to diet, exercise, or any other lifestyle choices. It is caused by a sudden stop in the pancreas's production of insulin.
Artificial insulin exists to help those affected by the disease manage their blood glucose levels, but patients and those close to them have maintained for decades that insulin is not a cure, just a tool. The goal of the JDRF Walk For a Cure fundraisers is to raise money to go towards research for a cure to Type 1 Diabetes. Some of the potential cures JDRF focuses on can be read about here.