Jonesboro residents walk to cure diabetes

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

The event was organized by the Juvenile Diabetes ResearchFoundation, 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 theevent helps spread awareness throughout the community. "You know it's reallyimportant that we spread education and awareness of Type 1 diabetes and this isthe best way to do it," said Reynolds. "We have community support from companysponsorship to company teams, family teams, and school teams"

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

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