by Kelsey Bugjo0
Omaha Steaks Supports JDRF through Walk to Cure Diabetes
Over the past ten years, Omaha Steaks has been proud to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by helping to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a natural hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy. It affects both children and adults, and its sudden onset gives families little time to prepare. It cannot be prevented, and unfortunately, there isn’t a cure.
Each year, JDRF puts on a series of fundraising walks, runs, bike rides and other events in order to raise funds for further research. Omaha Steaks has participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Omaha for over ten years, raising more than $700,000 for the organization.
In the months leading up to the walk, Omaha Steaks raises funds through the sale of JDRF paper sneakers to our customers in Omaha Steaks’ retail stores across the country, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the JDRF. The paper sneakers are hung around the store to show the ongoing support for the organization. Pictured, Hannah Webb, a JDRF Youth Ambassador, visits the Omaha Steaks store in Groton, Mass. to say thank you for supporting the cause. Hannah was diagnosed with T1D at age 3.
If you are interested in supporting the cause, stop into one of our more than 80 retail stores nationwide and show your support!