More than 2,500 walkers representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations participated in the JDRF annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saturday, October 27th at LSU’s Campus ‘Old Front Nine’ at the corner of Nicholson Drive and Nicholson Extension. The chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $370,000 which will help fund research toward preventing, better treating, and curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. Over the years, the JDRF Baton Rouge Walk has raised more than $2.4 million.
The Walk drew an enthusiastic crowd of all ages, driven to support a gareat cause while enjoying an event that included food, fun and entertainment. The entire walk was approximately 2.5 miles long. Post walk activities included a toddler village, rock wall, slide, hamster ball, space walks and games by Best Buy. Food and refreshments were provided by Piccadilly, Brew-Bacher’s of Gonzales, Chick-fil-A, Capitol City Produce, Coca-Cola, Community Coffee and Another Broken Egg Café.
JDRF’s 2012 Baton Rouge Walk to Cure Diabetes Local Corporate Partners are Republic Finance, Louisiana Machinery, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Brew-Bacher’s of Gonzales, Piccadilly, 100.7 FM The Tiger, Talk 107.3 FM, Amedisys, James Construction and Louisiana CNI, L.L.C.
We would like to thank all of our families, volunteers, schools and corporate supporters for their help in making our 2012 Baton Rouge Walk to Cure Diabetes a tremendous success!
2012 Baton Rouge Walk Pictures
Top Family Teams
1st PIace – iCure4 Thomas’ Team
2nd Place – Racing for Rylee
3rd Place – Team 84 – Andries Family
4th Place – Matthew’s Mission
5th Place – Batson Brigade
Top Corporate Teams
1st Place – Republic Finance
2nd Place – United Community Bank
3rd Place – Team F & W
Family Team T-Shirt Contest
1) Bremer’s Buddies
2) Nathan’s Sluggers
3) Reagan’s Warriors
Corporate Team T-Shirt Contest
1) Republic Finance
2) Team Zac Attack
Golden Sneaker Awards
Golden Sneakers are awarded to individuals who raise $1,000 or more!