The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is holding a walk this weekend to raise money for type one diabetes research.

The walk is taking place at Vermillion Park on Saturday at 11 in the morning.

Vicki Zachanowich, prairie regional manager for the JDRF shares where the money raised goes.

“JDRF is a charity, actually the leading organization for funding research for type one diabetes. So the money will then go to the researchers. We basically are a fundraising organization that’s able to get money to the researchers so that we can have some of the best research for type one diabetes.” 

She shares which group this disease impacts the most.

“Type one diabetes is a 24/7 disease. It doesn’t take a break. Somebody who is diagnosed with type one diabetes immediately is on insulin. It is an autoimmune disease, so it’s not lifestyle related which is different than type two diabetes. Type one often affects children. Usually, when people are diagnosed they are children, but adults can be diagnosed as well, and they do become insulin dependent.”

Zachanowich hopes to have 100 people register for the walk. Registration begins at 10:30.

If you want to register for the walk or donate go to the fundraising page by clicking here.

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