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JDRF One Walk Melbourne on Sunday 19 November will be held at Palm Lawn, Alexandra Gardens, 3 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne. This walk is one of the world's biggest type 1 diabetes (T1D) fundraising event that spans across the globe and brings together around a million people to raise over $85 million for life-changing T1D research. This year, Melbourne's special ambassador is legendary cricket player Sir Ian 'Beefy' Botham. This event is close to his heart as his daughter lives with type 1 diabetes. He'll be joining not just Melbourne, but other selected Walks across Australia as well, to hit type 1 for six! He'll be speaking at points during the Walk Day, and opportunities to 'meet and greet' Ian will be announced closer to date.
CLICK HERE for Melbourne, to register your support. You'll find resources and fundraising tips on the website, to help you on your journey for the cause. Gather family, friends and co-workers to raise money for life-changing T1D research and help turn Type One into Type None. Stay updated via their Facebook page and the website.
There are more than 120,000 Australians living with T1D, an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin, a hormone that turns food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is not caused by diet or lifestyle. It requires constant blood glucose testing through painful finger pricks and a constant supply of insulin by injection or pump, just to stay alive. Your support would be greatly appreciated. There's fun to be had on the way as throughout the day, the following activities will be run:
Children's activities such as colouring in and face painting
Sporting activities suitable for kids and young adults
JDRF research information shared in the JDRF Marquee
Trade stands with information from medical device companies and diabetes-related information
T-shirt competition and other games such as tug-o-war
Music throughout the day
Snap chat filter and social media check-in points
Food stalls such as sausage sizzle, coffee and ice cream
See below for walks in the rest of Victoria and other States
JDRF One Walk 2017 in the rest of VICTORIA VIC: Ballarat - Sun 19 Nov; Bendigo - Sun 3 Dec; Geelong - Sun 3 Dec; Mount Martha Village - Sun 12 Nov; Shepparton - Sun 22 Oct; Warrnambool - Sun 1 Oct
JDRF One Walk 2017 in other States ACT: Canberra - Sun 5 Nov NSW: Sydney Olympic Park - Sun 3 Dec; Ballina - Sat 18 Nov; Bathurst - Sun 1 Oct; Coffs Harbour - Sun 8 October; Katoomba - Sat 4 Nov; Newcastle - Sun 12 Nov; Port Macquarie - Sun 25 Nov; Tamworth - Sun 22 Oct; Wollongong - Sun 15 Oct NT: Darwin - Wed 11 Oct QLD: Brisbane - Fri 24 Nov; Cairns - Sun 8 Oct; Canungra - Sat 11 Nov; Hervey Bay - Sun 22 Oct; Mackay - Sat 4 Nov; Moranbah - Sat 4 Nov; Redlands - Sun 15 Oct; Roma - Sun 29 Oct; Rosewood - Sun 8 Oct; Sunshine Coast - Sun 1 Oct; Woorabinda - Thu 26 Oct SA: Adelaide - Thu 30 Nov; Cowell - Sun 29 Oct; Moonta - Sun 22 Oct; Mount Barker - Sat 25 Nov; Robe - Sun 5 Nov TAS: Hobart & Launceston - TBC WA: Perth - Sun 19 Nov; Mandurah - Sun 3 Dec