Hundreds participate in Walk to Cure Diabetes

Walk to Cure Diabetes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – More than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes every year, and hundreds spent Saturday morning walking to find a cure. The one mile walk raises money for research and awareness.

NewsChannel 15’s Gina Glaros served as the emcee. Organizers expect to raise around $65,000 from the event.

“There is a tremendous amount of research that’s being done to cure Type 1 Diabetes, and really, this is a celebration today in Fort Wayne of all the people who have come together and raised a lot of money to speed that process along,” said Nancy Carr with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Nearly 500 people participated in Saturday’s walk. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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