Juvenile diabetes group to hold walk-a-thons

September 18, 2000

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is sponsoring walk-a-thons this weekend to raise money for research seeking a cure for diabetes and its complications.

The walks are scheduled Saturday at Centennial Park off Route 108 in Howard County and Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo. Check-in for both walks is 8 a.m. and starting time is 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free to participants. Admission to the zoo is free to participants on Sunday.

More than a quarter of a million children and adults in Maryland have diabetes, a disease that annually costs the state $2.7 billion in medical care, premature deaths and lost productivity. Information: 410-823-0073, Ext. 17.

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