Annual JRDF Event Takes Aim at Type 1 Diabetes
Prince George, B.C. – Locals will gather at College Heights Secondary School this Sunday for the 10th annual Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The goal is support research focused on curing, better treating and preventing type 1 diabetes (T1D).
People of all ages are affected by T1D, including kids says Katie Francis, Northern Director for the walk in Prince George.
“The numbers are pretty staggering, over the 100 mark for the North so our spectrum is quite broad.”
Francis’ son Braeden has T1D and as a result has an intimate understanding of the challenges these kids face.
“He was diagnosed when he was five years old and he’s now graduating grade 7,” says Francis. “There’s definitely some good and bad things that come with Type 1. Type 1 kids need insulin to survive and that’s a balancing act we play all the time when it comes to food choices.”
On the bright side, she says her son is the healthiest boy she knows.
“He’s so incredibly active, just an amazing athlete and he definitely has a lot of drive and will that way to kind of keep going. And he does all of his activities with a pump.”
If you’d like to come out and participate in the 3 km walk check in is at 9:00 am and start time is at 10:00 am.
The day will also include hot dogs, games and face painting. Dogs are welcome. You can register by hitting the following link:http://jdrfca.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2139.