JDRF announced today that it will host a Triad Fall Walk Drive-In Celebration in the parking lot of the Greensboro Coliseum at 11 am on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
With audio piped directly through attendees’ car radios, the onstage program will recognize people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celebrate top fundraisers—individuals, family teams, and corporate teams. Attendees will also learn about the latest T1D research advancements powered by JDRF One Walk fundraising and enjoy sponsor messages and musical performances. The event will be emceed by members of longtime Presenting Sponsor FOX8’s news team.
All social distancing guidelines in effect on October 31 will be observed.
“We’re delighted that we have the opportunity to gather with our Triad T1D family in a safe, socially distanced way on Halloween morning,” said JDRF Piedmont Triad Market Director Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh. “When we learned about the Greensboro Coliseum’s ability to host drive-in movies, we realized that this would be a great way to celebrate in-person with our Walkers, Teams, and Sponsors. I expect to see hundreds of decorated cars, with drivers honking their horns and passengers in their personalized Walk Day t-shirts cheering from their parking spots!”
The Triad Fall Walk Drive-In Celebration is a prelude to JDRF’s first-ever National One Walk Day on Sunday, November 1. Because of restrictions on large gatherings due to the pandemic, no JDRF Walks will be held in the normal fashion this fall. However, the need for fundraising to support research to cure, prevent, and treat T1D has never been more urgent; type 1 diabetes never stops, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
Therefore, JDRF is challenging supporters across the country to come together as one nationwide community. By National One Walk Day on November 1, JDRF has set goals of walking 1.6 million miles, in honor of the estimated 1.6 million Americans living with T1D, and $50 million, to commemorate JDRF’s 50 years of progress toward creating a world without T1D.
On November 1, Triad Walkers will join with JDRF supporters across the state to take part in JDRF’s online North Carolina Finish Line Festival and Ceremony, which will include:
--Mile of Hope: Recognizing teams that raise at least $2,500
--T-Shirt Hall of Fame: Featuring teams’ customized Walk t-shirts—from 2020 and earlier
--Fearless 50: Highlighting the top 50 individual and team fundraisers
--V1Ps: Showcasing all Walkers who individually raise $1,000 or more
--Partner Pavilion: Introducing 15 corporate partners
--Digital Photo Booth
HealthTeam Advantage and FOX8 have already committed to serve as Presenting Sponsors for the Triad Fall One Walk. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh at [email protected].
To register, learn more about the Triad Fall One Walk, or donate to help cure, prevent, and treat T1D, please visit walk.jdrf/triad.