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9/7/02

Helping to Find a Cure

More than 17,000 people in Lubbock have been diagnosed with Diabetes. Saturday people of all ages were out walking to help find them a cure. The 9th Annual Diabetes Walk kicked off bright and early Saturday morning at Mackenzie Park. More than 1,200 participants, helped make this years walk the biggest ever. The American Diabetes Association hopes to raise $140,000. This is a regular event for many participants and they say it is worth it.

Diabetes Walk Volunteer, Suzi Hyman said, "We've walked for three years and we think it's a good cause and a good thing people need to get out and do."

David Gates, America Diabetes Association Chairman talks about what he saw during the walk, "I was seeing this woman this morning, who has a child with diabetes and tears were coming down her face as people took off walking. That's because she knows this is all to help find a cure."

All of the money raised Saturday will go to Diabetes research and education.

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