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Jonesboro residents walk to cure diabetes

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -The Walk to Cure Diabetes 5K was held on Saturday, where about 1,500 people walked through downtown Jonesboro to cure diabetes.  

The event was organized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research. The walk raised money for that research.

Development coordinator for JDRF, Erin Reynolds, said that the event helps spread awareness throughout the community. "You know it's really important that we spread education and awareness of Type 1 diabetes and this is the best way to do it," said Reynolds. "We have community support from company sponsorship to company teams, family teams, and school teams"

There was also a t-shirt contest, and festivities for the whole family


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