The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is having a diabetes walk at The Roy H Johnston Arena on June 24th. The check in for the walk begins at 1PM and the walk starts at 2PM.
The purpose of the walk is for the community to come together to support research for type one diabetes and raise funds. Around 300,000 Canadians live with the disease.
Type one diabetes is an auto immune disease and once you’re diagnosed you are insulin dependent for life. It’s mostly children that are diagnosed with the disease but adults can be diagnosed as well.
This year NHL player Maxi Domi is the spokesperson for JDRF and he lives with type one diabetes.
If you would like to volunteer for the walk or if you would like a pledge form call 204-953-4477 or visit jdrf.ca