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JDRF One Walk- Saturday May 19th

Posted: 8:07 AM, May 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-10 10:21:27-04

It's the time of the year where we like to get outside and walk. You can help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation while getting your steps in.
    
A freshman at Centennial High School, Claire Shelton, is very involved in the JDRF One Walk. She's been volunteering at the walk ever since she was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was six years old. 
    

She's raised more than 18,000 dollars throughout the years. Shelton says she hopes a lot of friends and family come to the walk to raise awareness and someday find a cure.     

"There's a lot of struggles of being a type one diabetic, having to check your blood sugar about 10 times a day which is pricking yourself with a needle and then having to be sure that your blood sugar is in range because if it's too high and you might go into a diabetic coma, there's a lot of long term effects," said Claire Shelton, Centennial High Freshman. 

If you would like to help out, head here  http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=7233&pg=team&team_id=255219  for Shelton's team website. 

You still can sign up through the day of the walk. Check in is at nine a.m. at Kleiner Park in Meridian on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.