More than 1,200 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to turn out for the Siouxland Branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 10th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Saturday, September 17th at Anderson Pavilion with registration beginning at 1 p.m.
Storm Lakers are expected to be among those taking part, according to Al Joens, a former Storm Lake radio news announcer who serves as publicity spokesperson. More are welcome.
The chapter's goal is to raise more than $250,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.
Entire families from kids to grandparents enjoy participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes - even if they are not among the 14 million Americans with a personal connection to type 1 diabetes. At the Siouxland Walk, there will be entertainment, food and a brand new kid's area. On-site registration begins at 1 and the Walk starts at 2:30.
"We are immensely appreciative of our corporate sponsor, Mercy Medical Center," said Ken Todd, JDRF Siouxland Board President. "This is corporate citizenship at its best. The commitment of Mercy enables us to accelerate research to find a cure for diabetes. Insulin is life support, not a cure, and research is the only answer for the as many as 3 million Americans suffering from type 1 diabetes and its complications."