Team Pechanga Laces Up Shoes & Raises Thousands to Fight Diabetes

Walker Group for JDRF

People in Team Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 16, 2014) – On a recent Saturday, the largest team of participants in the Temecula Valley Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual walk, the team from Pechanga Resort & Casino, put one foot in front of the other at a local minor league baseball stadium. They set out on their journey for the morning to remember a fellow team member who one month earlier passed away from type 1 diabetes, and to raise money for research to work toward eradicating the disease.

Dressed in their “Team Pechanga” t-shirts with a design of a bright blue sneaker in the upper left corner, 60 people pounded the dirt path around the stadium and helped Pechanga raise a total of $11,325.00 for JDRF. The entire event raised more than $60,000.00. The turnout of walkers helped put Pechanga at the top 2014 sponsor spot. It was the first- place corporate team for fundraising, and third-place team overall.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.