Walk to Cure Diabetes This Weekend


The 1st Annual Jorden and Jayde’s JDRF Memory Walk to CURE Diabetes takes place this weekend at the Dungarvon Whooper Lounge in Blackville. This 12 hour event begins on Saturday, September 21 at 7pm with an opening ceremony, a survivor’s lap, entertainment by Country Drive, silent auction, canteen and much more.

The mothers of Jorden Bell and Jayde Hunter are inviting teams and individuals to join them at this fundraising event in memory of their children and all children who are living with diabetes. All proceeds will be going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, or to register a team, call 506-259-7676. Click here to visit the event page on Facebook.

Canada has the sixth highest occurrence rate of type 1 diabetes in children 14 years of age and younger in the world. Type 1 diabetes is the most severe form of diabetes, striking infants, children and young adults, leaving them insulin-dependent for life. Insulin, however, is not a cure, nor does it prevent the eventual and devastating complications to the disease which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation and even death.

To make a donation to the JDRF online, click here.

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