On October 21, the Westfield RRT volunteers assisted at a JDRF One Walk at Liberty State Park.  It was a beautiful day and an amazing setting for this family friendly walk to raise funds for research to end Type 1 Diabetes.

A special supporter of the JDRF One Walk

The JDRF has dropped its former name of “Junior Diabetes Research Foundation” and is now an organization for all ages, and all stages, and is the only global diabetes foundation with a strategic plan to end Type 1 diabetes (T1D).  The foundation was started over 45 years ago by parents trying to help their children that had T1D and their mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.  Type 1 Diabetes is a serious autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly, cannot be prevented, and at this point, has no cure.

“The Pipes and Drums of the Blue and Gold” performing at the JDRF event

The “The Pipes and Drums of the Blue and Gold” is the New Jersey State Police band that was hired by JDRF for this event.  This band is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art and culture of Bagpipe Bands and promoting the image of the New Jersey State Police.


RRT volunteers handing out water bottles with a smile of encouragement

The Westfield Rapid Relief Team members assisted with setting up tents, tables, chairs, and a water bottle station for the event.  During the walk the volunteers handed out water bottles to the walkers.  After the event was over the team helped with the clean-up and tear down of the event.

Walkers heading to the RRT tent for water


RRT tent set up for handing out water bottles

This event went well, raising over $255,000 towards T1D research.  The Westfield RRT members look forward to helping again for future events.

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