The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) has been held at Pitt Greensburg (the Westmoreland Walk), for close to 20 years now. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented Pitt Greensburg from hosting the walk since 2019.
JDRF is a nonprofit organization that funds type-1 diabetes research, supports community and activist events, and funds medical research.
The annual JDRF One Walk, a type-1 diabetes fundraiser, returned to the Pitt Greensburg campus on Saturday, Oct. 15. It started at 10 a.m. with festivities. The actual walk was one mile and started at 11:30 a.m.
Brian Root, the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, is a logistics coordinator of the event.
“They are encouraging all participants to register (for the walk) on the website. And you can use the website to raise money and share logistics as well. Everything is online. They are even encouraging donations to be turned in advance, or submitted online,” Root said.
To register for another JDRF walk, donate money, or see how much the Westmoreland Walk raised, go to the website https://www.jdrf.org/westcentralpa/.