Locals walk for a cure Saturday morning

There will be a lot of people, a lot of fun and hopefully a lot of money raised at the “Walk for a Cure” sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Saturday. Shelley Healy, who chairs the event this year, says events start at 9 am at Willow Park.Healy’s 10 year-old son Jimmy was diagnosed with Type One Juvenile Diabetes when he was four years old. She says the foundation has helped fund new technologies to help control the disease, but more money is needed for research to help find the cure.Healy says Saturday’s walk is a good place to make a contribution. “You can just come the morning of the walk with money in hand,” Healy says. “You can come with $10, you can come with $500, whatever you feel you can donate will help.”Healy explains that it’s an easy process to donate that morning, if people haven’t donated already, and a fun opportunity to support diabetes research. “You come in the morning,” she says. “There’s a table set up with all kinds of volunteers from the university, and of course JDRF representatives, and we’ll take the money. By 10 o’clock we have a ribbon cutting ceremony and we take this nice, leisurely walk along beautiful Logan River.”For further information about the walk or about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, you can call Healy at 232-3801.

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