Last updated on September 22, 2020 at 09:30 am
On November 1, 2020, Plymouth Rock will proudly unite for the 23rd year as one community to support a cause close to our hearts. We will participate in the 2020 JDRF One Walk for those currently living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and continue our fight for a world without it.
T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. People affected are unable to produce insulin, a hormone that helps convert food into energy. The disease cannot be prevented — and currently there is no cure. Each year, the money raised is used fund important research, advocate for policies allowing access to new therapies and provide a support network for the millions of people impacted by T1D worldwide.
In the past six years alone, Plymouth Rock has raised over $200,000 for this critical cause. Last year marked our best year to date as we gathered 371 colleagues, family members and friends to walk in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, raising $45,815.
As we all know, 2020 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. But that won’t stop us from coming together to support this worthy cause. Because COVID-19 will prevent us from walking in-person this year, we will virtually unite with JDRF and One Walk teams across the state, country and world to embark on one of our greatest journeys yet.
The JDRF One Walk is just one way that Plymouth Rock gives back to the community. Each year dozens of nonprofit groups benefit from employee donations matched by the Plymouth Rock Foundation and Plymouth Rock’s Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ has given funding support to schools and school districts in New Jersey since March 2007.