Volume 3, Number 1: Spring Equinox, 2001 - Special Children's Issue

Shoppers Walk For the Cure - BC Endocrine Research Foundation

More than 3000 walkers laced up their sneakers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 7th annual Shoppers Walk for the Cure on Sunday May 27, 2001. A host of corporations and family teams participated in the 5 km nature trail walk to raise funds to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Last year the event, which starts in Swangard Stadium and proceeds through the Burnaby Central Park trails, raised $225,000. This year, supporters exceeded this amount and raised a record $305,000.

The morning was filled with a variety of events such as the Frisbee Toss and the Children’s Village. To keep all the participants walking, complimentary refreshments and a bbq lunch were on the menu.

JDRF Vancouver is one of thirty-six sites across Canada this spring that held a Walk for the Cure in an effort to raise $7 million nationally. BC Walks were also hosted in Kelowna on May 27, Fraser Valley & Nanaimo on June 3, and Cranbrook & Victoria on June 10. As a result, the current BC total stands at over $410,000.

To find out more information about JDRF, diabetes, or the Shoppers Walk for the Cure call: (604) 320-1937 or visit our website at www.jdrf.ca.

For More Information:
Shawn Leclair
Manager, Fundraising & Development
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(604) 320-1937
(604) 320-1938
Email: sleclair@jdrf.ca

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