REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR

THE 2ND ANNUAL DK5K

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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.

About the 1st Annual DK5K

The 1st Annual Dylan Konakowitz Memorial Foundation 5K Walk/Run on May 13th was an amazing success with 350 attendees and raising nearly $23,000.00. All of the proceeds from this event will be used to fund five (5) $2,500 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

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and committee. 

Photos from this event are available here.

GRAND SLAM SPONSORS

Obelisk Consulting Services

FAST SIGNS of Waterford

Sportees

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

Cactus Jack Foundation

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Faulkner and Graves, PC

TRIPLE SPONSORS

Simply Pharmacy

Teenie Photography

DOUBLE SPONSORS

Dicin Electric

Keith Turner of Homestead Funding Corp.

Heritage Properties, Niantic

Horgan Law Offices

Companion Animal Hopsital

Rich's Heating & Cooling, LLC

Advanced Improvements, LLC

Filomena's Restaurant

SINGLE SPONSORS

Integrated Security Systems

O'Neill's Landscaping and Lawncare

Ace Hardware of Norwich

Ballestrini's Childcare Centers

Mr. G's Restaurant