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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation will be hosting the annual One Walk to benefit those living with type 1 diabetes while also bringing a little joy to the community. This Sunday, October 2nd, thousands of individuals will walk in order to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Proceeds of the event will go toward life-saving research as science searches for a cure to this disease.

As mother Rena Drechsler explains, type 1 diabetes is a 24-hour disease that drastically affects the lives of children and their caretakers alike. With T1D, individuals are entirely responsible for administering their own dosages of insulin, and this ongoing process can be put a tremendous amount of stress on an person, especially a child. Drechsler states that in addition to raising money, the One Walk empowers her daughter to take control of her diagnosis while also allowing her to enjoy her childhood with other kids living with T1D.

Drechsler along Chris Martinez of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation stopped by FOX 2 this morning to discuss the event and its tremendous impact on the T1D community.

For more information, visit

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk
Sunday, October 2nd
Check-in: 8:30 A.M.
2909 Laclede Ave.
Midtown St. Louis

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