US – JDRF Walk in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

On August 15th 2015 JDRF hosted its One Walk at Lewis & Clark Landing in Omaha Nebraska. The One Walk is a fundraising event to communicate the focus on a single goal: Creating a world without Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Each year, JDRF Walks bring together more than 900,000 people and the event  raises over $68 million for life-changing T1D research.

An aerial view of the event grounds at the Lewis & Clark Landing

An aerial view of the event grounds at the Lewis & Clark Landing

The event started with an 8:00am. Check-In and the One Walk started at 9:00 a.m. with a 2 mile walk and a 3rd mile option. Involvement from the public was outstanding and motivating! Grandparents, parents and children were all involved and full of smiles moving to one goal, to create a world without T1D.

Volunteers passing out cold water bottles during the walk

Volunteers passing out cold water bottles during the walk

Volunteers assisting with the traffic control

Volunteers assisting with the traffic control

It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the mid 80’s and sunshine, everyone was enjoying their walk. Water stations & food tents were set up for the walkers and were occupied with volunteers including 37 RRT personnel from Omaha and Council Bluffs who were there from start to finish from 5:00am-1:00pm helping with set up and removal of items for the event.

Enjoying the chance for a cold drink after the walk

Enjoying the chance for a cold drink after the walk

The clean-up after the event

The clean-up after the event

With much help from the whole community this event was a huge success raising over $390,000.00 for research on T1D. A big Thanks to everyone who was involved!

A group photo of the Event coordinators with the RRT volunteers

A group photo of the event coordinators with the RRT volunteers

An RRT volunteer receiving a Thank you! from the Mayor

An RRT volunteer receiving a ‘thank you’ from the Mayor

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