Roughly 1,800 Lubbockites take steps to stop diabetes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/11/10

Roughly 1,800 Lubbockites take steps to stop diabetes

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - More than 1,800 people laced up their walking shoes to fight diabetes Saturday morning in Mackenzie Park at the 17th American Diabetes Association Walk.   Raider Red and local high school cheerleaders were out showing their support for those on the South Plains battling both type I and type II diabetes

"Unfortunately, diabetes affects 25,000 people in the Lubbock area and over 233,000 people will lose their battle due to complications to diabetes this year," says Trent Hendrick, Walk Chairman.  "So, that's why we are here today."

Hendrick tells KCBD NewsChannel 11 that corporate sponsors raised more than $15,000. The event raised more than $250,000.

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