Upcoming Chapter Events
JDRF for the Greater Louisville Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Captain Kick-off!
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Location: Slugger Field, Party Pavilion
*Pavilion includes ballpark fare with beverages and unlimited carousel rides
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Join JDRF for a fun filled evening at Slugger Field with the Louisville Bats! Purchase your tickets in advance for the discounted price of $5 per child and $7 per adult. Tickets must be paid in advance. Call or email Sarah Nordman at 502-614-4523 or
to purchase. (Kids 2 years and younger get in free)
Team Captains who register 20 or more people for their Family Walk Team by Monday, June 3rd will be put in a drawing for one of the following:
* Junior PA Announcer (needs to be at least 8 years old)
* Race Buddy Bat (needs to be at least 6 years old)
* Junior Grounds Keeper to clean bases with Buddy Bat (needs to be at least 6 years old)
* Throw out the First Pitch with Eddie Martin, Walk Chair
Kentucky Walk to Cure Diabetes Calender
Greater Louisville Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, August 24, 2013, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. Parking is in the Longfield Lot.
Four Rivers Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Noble Park, Paducah, Kentucky.
Big Sandy North Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, September 14, 2013, Central Park, Ashland, Kentucky.
Bluegrass Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, September 21, 2013, Lexington Legends Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington, Kentucky. For more information, contact the Kentucky Chapter at (866) 485-9397.
Cruisin’ for a Cure Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Hot Rods Stadium in Bowling Green. For more information, contact the Kentucky Chapter at (866) 485-9397.
Big Sandy South Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, September 28, 2013, Big Sandy Community College Campus, Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
JDRF Endurance Events
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Half Marathon
April 27, 2013 ~ 10k and 5k options also available
Walkers can participate, but must maintain a 13.45 min/mile pace for the full and 15 min/mile for the half.
Event Description: The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart have grown from a small local road race into the largest day of road racing in Kentucky history. Runners from all 50 states and several foreign countries annually complete the scenic 13.1- and 26.2-mile courses that start and finish in downtown Louisville.
Now in its 39th year, the miniMarathon attracts more than 12,000 entrants each year and is ranked among the nation's top 100 races by USA Track and Field. The Marathon, which debuted in 2002, draws nearly 2,000 entrants.
Event Web Site: www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com
Camp Hendon now accepting Camper Applications!
At Camp Hendon, our mission is to give children with Diabetes, ages 8-17, in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region a fun, safe, camping experience — at a 24-hour medically supervised facility — allowing them to realize that they are not alone. Camp will be Sunday, June 30 - Friday, July 5, 2013 and held at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, KY. Visit www.camphendon.com for more information. Visit https://hendon.campintouch.com/v2/camper/application/app0.aspx to fill out the camper application! Priority registration ends May 15th.
Ride to Cure Diabetes
Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:
~ Multiple fundraising and mileage options
~ Training with a USA Cycling certified coach
~ Ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels
The journey begins by traveling to one of our destination Ride locations. Meet up with fellow riders and begin a fun-filled weekend including safety seminars, planned excursions, and team building celebrations. It all leads up to the big event ... Ride Day. For more information, visit the Ride Tab under Get Involved.
* Burlington, VT - July 25 - 28, 2013
* La Crosse, WI - August 15 - 18, 2013
* Lake Tahoe, CA - September 6 - 9, 2013
* Nashville, TN - September 19 - 22, 2013
* Death Valley, CA - October 17 - 20, 2013 (The Kentucky Chapter's Ride Team will attend this ride)
* Tucson, AZ - November 21 - 24, 2013
THANK YOU to FORD Kentucky Truck Plant & FORD Louisville Assembly Plant for their incredible support of the JDRF Kentucky Chapter this past year! Collectively they raised over $200,00 to help find a cure for diabetes!
JDRF Cookbook - Steppin' Into The Kitchen
Our cookbooks are HOT off the press and available for order now! Just $15 and 100% of the proceeds go to diabetes research.The cookbook includeshundreds of delicious recipes including several from local restaurants. Get yours today! They are $15.00 per cookbook with $5.00 for shipping 1 book. If you need 2-5 books shipped, shipping will be $10.00. If you need more than 5 books shipped, please contact the office at 502-485-9397 or 866-485-9397.
You may purchase your cookbook via PayPal online here:
Dedication to Finding a Cure
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes), an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF sets the global agenda for diabetes research and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for diabetes science worldwide.
JDRF’s mission has been steadfast since it was founded in 1970: to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Until a cure is found, JDRF is also committed to working tirelessly to develop new and better treatments to improve the lives of people who have type 1 diabetes and keep them as healthy as possible.
Today, people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin to manage the disease. But insulin is not a cure, nor does it prevent the possibility of the disease’s devastating effects, which can include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation, and pregnancy complications. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and removing the burdens and threats that the disease carries.
The Kentucky Chapter, one of 85 national Chapters and 120 worldwide Chapters, supports all those individuals and families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana affiliated with this disease. We are committed to being the central resource for information about type 1 diabetes, sharing the progress JDRF has made in research as we search for a cure.