September 27, 2002

Diabetes Walk raises $609,000

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Dr. Steven Gabbe officially started this year’s JDRF Walk. (photo by Peyton Hogue)

More than 4,000 walkers participated in the 2002 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sept. 21 at Centennial Park, raising more than $609,000.

Dr. Steven Gabbe, Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was the 2002 Chair of the JDRF Walk. Gabbe was diagnosed with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes more than 30 years ago. VUMC had 600 walkers participating in the walk.