Fundraising event is Oct. 22 at Camden County College
Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer will serve as the corporate chair for JDRF’s 2017 One Walk, to be held at Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, on Sunday, Oct. 22. The event, organized by JDRF South Jersey Chapter, is expected to attract more than 6,000 supporters representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations. The event is one of more than 200 community JDRF One Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without T1D by raising money to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes research.
Mayer has served as mayor of Gloucester Township since 2009. Since taking office, Mayer has worked on improving the township’s finances and stabilizing taxes. He promoted new community policing initiatives and significantly enhanced economic development opportunities. In 2016, JDRF One Walk partnered with Gloucester Township to host the walk at Camden County College.
“Finding a cure for type one diabetes is a cause Mayor Mayer wholeheartedly believes in, and he knows that involving more people means we’ll get to that cure more quickly,” said Tom Deeney, the chapter’s board president. “From the minute he agreed to serve as chair, he jumped in with both feet, rallying tremendous support for JDRF throughout the community.”
“I know that JDRF research has made a huge difference for children and adults who live with this disease day in and day out,” Mayer said. “This is a very important cause that I am happy to support — and happy to enlist others to join me.”
The world’s largest T1D event, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people at 205 Walks around the U.S. to raise money for T1D research. One Walk raises more than $63 million annually through the combined efforts of more than 20,500 family and school teams and 5,300 corporate teams.
Along with the One Walk in Gloucester Township, the South Jersey Chapter of JDRF hosts One Walk in the spring in Wildwood at Morey’s Piers. The chapter’s events deliver more than $750K annually for T1D research.
The JDRF One Walk in Gloucester Township will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Camden County College, Blackwood Campus. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with the walk stepping off at 10 a.m.
Individuals, businesses and teams can participate in the South Jersey Chapter’s One Walk by registering online at walk.jdrf.org/southjersey.