Bianca Ostorga paints a design on Chloe Hayes’ face at the Walk For A Cure event.
Bianca Ostorga paints a design on Chloe Hayes’ face at the Walk For A Cure event.

Walk for a cure raises funds

MORE than 120 people joined the fight against juvenile diabetes yesterday when they gathered in the Botanic Gardens for a morning walk.

Organiser Sharon Grono said she was very happy with the weather and also with the number of people who turned out to support the fight against the disease in the Juvenile Diabetes Walk For A Cure.

“The weather was just perfect and we raised just under $2000 on the day,” she said.

“All round it was a very good result.”

People taking part in yesterday's walk ranged in age from seniors down to toddlers and babies in pushchairs.

Ms Grono said this was the fourth year for the walk, organised under the auspices of the Malouf Pharmacy North Bundaberg.

After a pleasant walk on what started out as a cool but sunny day, participants gathered in the Botanic Gardens for more activities.

Ms Grono said after participants completed a 3.5km walk around the Botanic Gardens there was a sausage sizzle laid on as well as raffles and colouring in competitions for the kids.

“It was a lovely day, considering there was rain on Friday,” she said.

“I was a bit nervous about the weather.”

Ms Grono said she would definitely be involved in organising the walk again next year.

“It was a good day, very rewarding,” she said.

Ms Grono said not everyone understood the disease.

“More and more children are being diagnosed with it,” she said.

“Hopefully we can find a cure and help a lot of people out.”



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