Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway announced today that for the fifth year, JDRF’s One Walk will be held on the track. On Sunday, October 23, thousands will come out and walk and raise funds that will help JDRF find a cure. Registration opens at 9 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM.
Empire City Casino has hosted the annual charity event the last five years to raise awareness for a cause that hits close to home. Empire City Casino VP and COO Bob Galterio’s daughter Cara has been a type one diabetic since she was nine-years-old. Motivated to help the millions of families impacted by diabetes each year, Bob Galterio swooped into action to host the annual event, which is one of more than 200 JDRF walks taking place around the world. Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables individuals to gather energy from food.