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Sunday, October 6, 2002

Busse Woods - Bicycle Trail
Grant Park - Arvey Field
Naperville - Riverwalk
 
For more information contact:
Greater Chicago Chapter
(312) 670-0313
 
The Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes benefits JDRF and WGN Radio 720 Neediest Kids Funds, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation.
 
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Liz (Hovorka) Turek's 10-year-old daughter was diagnosed earlier this year with Type 1 diabetes.  Join our team, "Carrie's Care Bears" and walk the Naperville Riverwalk on October 6.  We'll have a great time and help a great cause.  Thanks!
 
For more information on "Carrie's Care Bears" team, send Liz an email.

What Is Diabetes?
Over 16 million people in the United States (over 5 million undiagnosed) have diabetes - a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system.  Every 3 minutes someone dies from diabetes, the leading cause of kidney failure, adult blindness, and non-traumatic amputations, a leading cause of nerve damage, heart attack, and stroke.  The U.S. spends $105 billion every year in health-related costs to cope with this disease.  By 2025, the World Health Organization estimates 300 million people will have diabetes.  Daily insuling injections provide life support, but insulin is not a cure.

Why JDRF?
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was founded in 1970 by parents of children with diabetes.  our mission:  to find a cure for the disease and its complications through the support of research.  JDRF is organized on a business-world model, a focus that has made it one of the nation's most cost-efficient charities.  We're proud to say that 87 cents of every dollar we raise supports research and education about research.  Since 1970 JDRF has provided over $500 million for diabetes research, more than any other nonprofit nongovernmental health agency in the world.