September 13, 2002

Juvenile Diabetes Walk is Sept. 21

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Twins Jonathan, left, and Jacob Vaughn display their winning artwork for the VCH Holiday Card contest. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The 2002 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held Sept. 21 at Centennial Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is a one-mile or a three-mile loop.

Dr. Steven Gabbe, Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is the 2002 Chair of the JDRF Walk. Gabbe was diagnosed with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes more than 30 years ago.

Last year, people in Middle Tennessee raised $535,000 for diabetes through the JDRF Walk. This year, the goal is $630,000.

Vanderbilt’s team goal is $50,000 and 500 walkers. To sign up, contact Jill Forbert at 936-1368 or