The Dash for Diabetes is a 5k Run/Walk/Dash to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This purpose of this event is to bring together the local community as well as the University community including students, faculty and staff, to get together for a common cause. During the inaugural event in April of 2011, over 250 people came from as far as 200 miles away to help raise money for JDRF. The first Dash for Diabetes was hosted at the University of Texas at Dallas and was successful in raising $1,500.00 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation