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Teams needed for diabetes walk/5K set for Nov. 8

The Shootin’ for a Cure 5K and Community Walk will be held Nov. 8 at the Pike County track to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. The goal is to raise $3,000 and $126 has been raised so far. Entertainment at the event will include inflatables, live music by Autumn Clark, Tres Hombres and The Clark Kids as well as Zumba, canvas painting, a corn hole tournament, concession stand and other vendors. For more on the walk and run, email or go to ’We’re organizing this community walk because we’re passionate and proud to do our part to stop diabetes. I still need people, churches, organizations, clubs or companies interested in being a vendor at the event,’ said organizer Nicole DeMarco. ‘We share the vision of the ADA of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens. We’re taking a pro-active role to change the future. We’re committed to walk and raise money for this inspirational event not only because 26 million people in the U.S. live with diabetes but because we personally know some of them and want to do something about it.’ Runners for the Shootin’ for a Cure 5K will check in at the track. The race will start at 10 a.m. The route will take runners from the track along Highway 19 to take a right on Old Meansville Road. Runners will then take a right on Pirates Drive past the elementary and high schools and back onto Pirates Drive before turning right at the field house, running behind the buildings, in front of the pre-K building, toward the primary school and back down to the track. ’Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you know how important it is to stop this disease,’ said DeMarco. ‘By making a donation or joining our walk, together we take a stand against diabetes and help the ADA provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure. We’re united in our desire to stop diabetes and we’re asking for your support. When we all work together, the power we have as a group far outweighs what any of us could do alone.’ Diabetes is outpacing heart disease, cancer and AIDS. One in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetimes. Join the group’s Facebook page at American Diabetes Association Walk/5K Run – Pike County.

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