Holiday World’s Walk to Cure’ Raises $350,000 for Diabetes Research

Holiday World's Walk to Cure' Raises $350,000 for Diabetes Research


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s tenth annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes” today, raising more than $350,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Holiday World donated tickets to JDRF for today’s event; those tickets were “earned” by more than 1,300 individuals, families, and teams who raised donations for the Walk.

Holiday World has helped raise nearly $3 million for JDRF since the park’s late president, Will Koch – who was diabetic – started the event in 2006. Koch’s daughters, Leah and Lauren, were on hand this morning to thank the walkers.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are open daily beginning Wednesday. New this year is Thunderbird, America’s first launched wing roller coaster!

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