Run/walk/ride raises funds for Type 1 diabetes research

Run/walk/ride raises funds for Type 1 diabetes research.

One Tri-State event is working to change the future for those living with Type 1 diabetes.

Saturday marks the ninth annual run/walk/ride for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund in Quincy.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, regardless of their lifestyle or diet.

While there is currently no cure, Tri-State residents are still fighting for change.

"I don't think there's anything anytime soon, but there's always new ideas out there, and there's hope. I just want people to educate themselves on the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and we really need people to care," said participant Dawn Reckers.

Locally, organizers how to raise $3,000 from Saturday's event.

As a national organization, JDFR has raised more than $2 billion for Type 1 diabetes research.

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