25,000 walk for diabetes cure in Forest Park

25,000 walk for diabetes cure in Forest Park

25,000 walk for diabetes cure in Forest Park

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 6 at 7:42 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Around 25, 000 people descended on Forest Park for the 19th annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Estimates indicate that the 2013 walk raised $1.3 million for research for a cure for diabetes. The foundation’s website states that each year 30,000 cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year in the United States.The walk Sunday morning in Forest Park is just one of over 200 that take place across the country each year.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has raised over $1.6 billion toward a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

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