Tucsonans to lace up for diabetes walk - Tucson News Now

Tucsonans to lace up for diabetes walk

The family of Ashley Stewart (pictured) says the walk has helped them live with her life-changing type 1 diabetes diagnosis. The family of Ashley Stewart (pictured) says the walk has helped them live with her life-changing type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

By Kimberly Cain, Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The JDRF Walk to cure diabetes comes to Tucson on Saturday.

The walk raises funds for type 1 diabetes research of preventing, better treating and curing type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Nearly 30,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year.

This year's walk will celebrate the life and legacy of Major League Baseball hall of famer, Ron Santo.

The JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter has set a fundraising goal of more than $200,000.

This event is free but fundraising is encouraged.

The Walk is open to all ages. Strollers and dogs are welcome.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k begins at 9 a.m. at Rillito Park.

To register for the Walk to Cure Diabetes Celebrating Ron Santo, visit www.jdrfdsw.org/tucson or call (520) 327-9900.

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