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Women's Rowing Participates In 5k Walk In Fight Against Diabetes

Oct. 25, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's rowing team and the Athletic Department recently joined in the fight against Juvenile Diabetes. Both worked to create a team that raised funds and participated in the 5k walk to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The event was held on the morning of October 14 on the campus of UC San Diego at the School of Medicine.

"Congratulations on the great work you have done in supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Reseaarch Foundation and finding a cure for diabetes," said Ky Snyder, Executive Director of Athletics at University of San Diego. "We had over 60 members on our team participate in the walk representing USD and I cannot express my appreciation of so many of our student athletes getting involved with this event."

The JDRF foundation is dedicated to funding and providing leadership associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in Type I diabetes. JDRF funds a major portions of all type I diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity. Eighty percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research related education.

In 2006 more than $122 million dollars was given to diabetes research and more than $1 billion in direct funding since it was founded. JDRF leverages its research impact by partnering with and stimulating increased research spending on the part of public and private medical organizations and other entities throughout the world.