Runners make strides for diabetes research

NANAIMO: Residents can help people living with diabetes or prediabetes simply by putting one foot in front of the other.

Nanaimo residents can help people living with diabetes or prediabetes simply by putting one foot in front of the other.

The Cash Store Financial’s Freedom Run in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association takes place Sunday (Oct. 21) at the Bowen Park picnic shelter at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

The three-kilometre walk or five-kilometre walk or run is a great way to spend time with friends and family and be active while raising vital dollars in support of the association and the nine million Canadians dealing with the disease.

The cost is $35 for adults, $20 for youth 13-17-years-old, and free for 12 and under.

Funds raised will be used to support Canadian scientists and clinicians in their quest for new and innovative developments in the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes.

Although the research is diverse in its scope, the key aspects remain the same – to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure.

For more information on diabetes, please go to www.diabetes.ca.