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JDRF walkers from southern Illinois

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s 13th annual “JDRF One Walk” today, raising more than $320,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Holiday World donated tickets to JDRF for today’s event; those tickets were “earned” by individuals, families, and teams who raised donations for the Walk.

Holiday World has helped raise $4.1 million for JDRF since the park’s late president, Will Koch – who was diabetic – started the event in 2006. Koch’s daughter Lauren Crosby was on hand this morning to thank the 1,300 walkers.

According to JDRF’s website, there are nearly 200 One Walk fundraisers nationally each year, with proceeds going to support research to “turn Type One into Type None.”

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are open daily. For more information, visit HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-463-2645.
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Released: May 20, 2018
Media Contact: Paula Werne, fun@holidayworld.com