Diabetes Walk

September 29, 2007



What a beautiful day GALT had for participating in its third year with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K Walk. Over 15,000 walkers came out on Saturday, September 29, 2007, to help raise 2 million dollars towards a cure. This was for a greyt cause and GALT is proud to have participated in this local event, as well as sponsoring Elliot Fry in the race for a cure for Juvenile Diabetes, Type I. GALT volunteers who walked with their dogs were Kris Schuster, Joe Hoiles, Danika Taylor, Suzanne Burke, and Jayme Skelton.

Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that attacks the pancreas and permanently destroys the cells that make insulin. Blood levels of a child with Type I diabetes requires the child to test his sugar levels four to ten times per day by pricking their finger to draw blood, inject themselves with insulin three to four times per day, and eat specified amounts of carbohydrates six times a day at the same time each day.

Although a child may follow this strict regimen to keep tight control of their diabetes, they are more likely to suffer from heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage and a much shorter life span by fifteen years. Insulin is not a cure, but merely a support system to keep them alive

Thank you for helping us raise money for a cure for this disease by sponsoring a child and walking with us on September 29th at Granite Park in Plano. 85% of the raised funds go to research to find a cure. This was a wonderful opportunity to show GALT’s support within the local community for this important cause.

We hope we showed the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and local diabetic children that GALT supports them!