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Oct 8, 2010

San Antonio Wrangles Walkers for a Cure!

San Antonio, TX (August 31, 2010) - It’s hard to believe the kids are headed back to school, summer is coming to a close, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes is upon us! That’s right folks, it is Walk time!

This year, our Walk theme is "Remember the Mission". Not only are we celebrating our San Antonio heritage, but we are also remembering the JDRF mission and why we are all here, to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Here are some of the highlights out at the Walk this year:

  • LIVE bands at the Walk site and on the route
  • Free food and Drinks! Including hot off the grill Kiolbassa sausage wraps!
  • T-Shirt contest
  • FREE hand and hair massages
  • A rockin’ Kid’s Corner
  • Three Inflatables: an obstacle course, a moon bounce, and a basketball game
  • The Game Box – mobile gaming vehicle
  • A Rock Wall
  • Face painting and temporary tattoos…and MORE!

The Walk route is a nice 5K through historic downtown San Antonio. We are proud to partner with our presenting sponsor, H-E-B, and other local companies to make everything at the Walk FREE for the entire San Antonio Community. Even registering for the Walk is FREE and YOU can register today at We do encourage all walkers to raise $100 per walker to go towards finding a cure for diabetes – that means only asking 10 people for $10! Like the dedicated Texans we are, let’s REMEMBER THE MISSION as we all enlist in this battle to find a cure for diabetes together! Be sure to mark your calendars:

2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes
“Remember the Mission”
Sunday, October 17th
At the Alamodome
Registration at 8:30 AM
Run at 9:20 AM
Walk at 9:30AM
FREE Parking in Lot C

Over the past forty years, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has contributed more than $1.4 billion worldwide to diabetes research. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure as diabetes afflicts more than 285 million individuals around the globe. Each day, 40 children are diagnosed with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes-a devastating autoimmune disease. But insulin is not a cure; it is merely life support. Our only hope for a cure is through research. In a typical year, more than 80 cents of every dollar raised by JDRF goes to research and education on research.