PITTSBURGH, PA… Nicole Gould passed away in 2014 at the age of 31 from complications due to Type 1 Diabetes. Each year in honor of her memory, and in order to help make a difference, Nicole’s family and friends participated in the JDRF One Walk. The Walk is a nationwide fundraising event held each year by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). There are separate events held across the country drawing over 900,000 participants each year.
Nicole’s father Dan, mother Christine and siblings Samantha, Jared and Heath, along with family and friends have participated each year in the Pittsburgh One Walk, which is held at Schenley Park. The Lang family raised over $13,000.00 this year for diabetes research and the Pittsburgh event raised over $535,074.00 this year for the foundation. The monies raised will help with diabetes research, as well as helping improve the lives of people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The JDRF Foundation is headquartered in New York City and is the world’s largest non-profit foundation dedicated to diabetes research. The organization has 25 chapters nationwide, with the Western Pennsylvania Chapter headquartered in Pittsburgh.
Tri-State Trailer Leasing has dedicated a rental/leasing trailer to the JDRF Foundation in Nicole Gould’s memory, complete with custom graphics. The Reitnouer Flatbed Trailer with a Vango Tarping System will travel the nation’s highways, helping build awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and also serving as a rolling memorial to Nicole Gould.
For additional information about the JDRF Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.JDRF.com.