Published: October 15, 2012
The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will hold one of the area’s largest walk-a-thons this Saturday. With fun, free and educational activities for the whole family, the Murfreesboro Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the walk to begin at 10 a.m. More than one-thousand concerned community members, family, and friends affected by Type 1 diabetes are expected to come together for this year’s walk. There is no cost to attend, but walkers are encouraged to register online and raise funds for diabetes research. Complimentary breakfast and coffee will be provided, and there are many activities and educational opportunities for the entire family. Local families dealing with the disease first-hand, as well as experts from the local chapter, will be on hand to discuss how important the walk is to the organization and how the funds raised will help to find a cure for this disease.