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The JDRF Walk Returns to Pitt-Greensburg

by Brad Thomas

On Saturday, Sept. 28, Pitt-Greensburg hosted the annual walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The JDRF One Walk is the foundation’s main charity event, raising money for research and treatment of type-one Diabetes, and it has chosen to hold the event at Pitt-Greensburg for more than 15 years.

The walk was a two-mile path around Pitt-Greensburg’s campus that began at the inflatable JDRF starting gate, hovering around the bobcat statue in front of Chambers Hall. Participants then followed a route that wrapped around the campus up to Cassel Hall, Lynch Hall, and the baseball fields behind Millstein before returning to Bruiser’s statue.

Brian Root, Pitt-Greensburg’s Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, has been involved with organizing our campus’s team for the walk.

“The walk is sort of a celebration of fundraising that has been going on throughout the year,” Root said.

The event also featured various family-friendly events, including several inflatables for children, Eat ’n Park cookie decorating, a Moxie selfie station, a face paint and tattoo stand, Fantastic Sams’ hair dye, a Kona Ice Truck, the Andrew A. McCutchen Why I Walk Wall, several lawn-game activities, and a DJ and MC.

According to the JDRF website, there were 67 teams and 592 registered participants this year.

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