2020 JDRF One Walk raises more than $1 million; approximately 20K people pack rotunda at MOA

Updated: February 22, 2020 01:02 PM

The 28th annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk has raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.


Saturday morning, about 20,000 people packed the rotunda at the Mall of America. After a quick walk around the mall, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS' own Chris Egert shared how much money had been raised. Egert was the event's host – finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes is personal to him and his family because his son was diagnosed with it five years ago. 

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"For our son, he's 14 and gets embarrassed talking about this kind of stuff," Egert said with a smile and a laugh. "But, he realizes that he can look around and see other people who are living with this," Egert added, about why the walk is important for his family. 

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