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Walk to Cure Diabetes

Walk to Cure Diabetes
More than 3000 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to turn out for the West Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, presented by First Horizon National Corporation on Saturday, October 6th at Shelby Farms Park. The chapter’s goal is to raise more than $4000,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Hosted by the Walk Ambassadors, Alex Reynaud and Alex Perry, the day’s festivities will begin with registration and 8:30 a.m. with the Walk starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be entertainment, a Kids Zone and lunch.
The Walk is a 5K Walk with plenty to do for the whole family. The Kids Zone is full of obstacle courses, blow up slides and moon bounces with clowns and games.
JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes – a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin-dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $1 billion in direct funding to diabetes research. More than 85 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF’s mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. For more information, visit the JDRF web site at or call the West Tennessee Chapter at 901-861-6550.
Posted 10.03.07

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