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Walking for diabetes cure
Walking for diabetes cure

More than 100 people took part in the first Walk to Cure Diabetes to be held in Esperance.

It raised almost $5000 to help fund research into type one diabetes.

The walk was started by Eyre MLA Graham Jacobs from Adventureland Park on Sunday afternoon, and proceeded to the tanker jetty and back.

Children with type one diabetes, their families, friends and pets all took part in the fundraising walk. Co-organiser Amy Kennaugh Vickers said the turnout had been excellent.

“It has been really good to see so many people turn up,” Ms Kennaugh Vickers said. “I am more than happy with the response.”

A total of $3843 has been raised so far by teams taking part in the walk and organisers received $1035 on the day through sponsorships and merchandise sales. The final total won’t be known until the end of month and people are still able to contribute by visiting

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