The Annual Dylan Konakowitz Memorial Foundation 5k (DK5K) is a road walk/run through the ocean front district of New London.

Founded in 2017, the Dylan Konakowitz Memorial Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization established to preserve the memory of Dylan Konakowitz by helping others.  Our goal is not only to offer scholarships to the New London County community that knew and loved Dylan, but also to educate the public and raise awareness of the seriousness of type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of this attack is still being researched, however scientists believe the cause may have genetic and environmental components.

The Annual DK5K

Both the 1st and 2nd Annual Dylan Konakowitz Memorial Foundation 5K Walk/Runs were an amazing success. All of the proceeds from these events are used to fund scholarships as well as future endeavors to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes including community support. To find out more about the scholarship opportunities, please click here

Photos from the 1st Annual DK5K are available here.

Photos from the 2nd Annual DK5K are available here.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and committee. Thank you for lending your hand and your support!


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