30,000 American kids and adults find out they have Type 1 Diabetes every year. On Sunday at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, hundreds came out to end it.
The annual JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes continues to grow every year.
This year, at least $130,000 was raised. There's still more donations and registrations to add from walk day.
And for the families impacted by diabetes, days like Sunday are full of hope and strength after trying times.
“Thinking back to it, it was tough,” remembered Fairfax’s Jennifer Foster, whose daughter Emma has Type 1 Diabetes. “But we've come a long way in the past almost 3 years. She's an amazing little girl and we've got amazing support. This is kind of like our Super Bowl for diabetes."
"We have our biggest number of teams registered,” said Martha Bloom, Walk organizer. “I think we have 49 teams, which is fantastic. It's going to be an incredible day and raise lots of money to turn Type 1 into Type None."
ABC22/FOX44 was a proud sponsor of Sunday's events.
Our own Lauren Maloney MC'd and we had a team take part in the walk.
80% of the proceeds go towards research and to improve treatments.
If you’d like to donate to JDRF, visit https://jdrf.org/get-involved/ways-to-donate/.