Trisha Cunliffe and her son, Lucas, a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation youth ambassador, share a hug at last year’s Telus/JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Photo by Janet Kitner

Juvenile diabetes fundraiser walk coming to Langford

JDRF partners with Telus on annual walk to help fund research

Victoria News staff

This Sunday, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is partnering with Telus to host the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes.

It’s part of a national initiative in which more than 45,000 Canadians are expected to participate, in support of the more than 300,000 type 1 diabetics in our country, with an ever-increasing number of those afflicted being children under the age of 14.

The check-in time for the walk is 8:30 a.m. at Westhills Stadium on Langford Parkway in Langford, with a start time of 10 a.m. Walkers are invited to challenge either the one, three or five-kilometre routes to raise funds for JDRF.

Since its inception in 1994, the Walk to Cure Diabetes has raised more than $124 million for diabetes research. To pre-register for the walk, or for further information on how to become part of this effort, visit JDRF.ca/walk.

editor@vicnews.com

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