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Thousands take part in JDRF Walk to cure Type 1 Diabetes

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Nearly 3,500 participants showed up Saturday morning (Nov. 7, 2015) at the JDRF San Diego Walk to Cure Diabetes. Nearly 3,500 participants showed up Saturday morning (Nov. 7, 2015) at the JDRF San Diego Walk to Cure Diabetes.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – CBS News 8's Carlo Cecchetto joined thousands of San Diegans Saturday, getting up early to participate in the 2015 JDRF San Diego One Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes.

The event raises money for diabetes research, which there's still no cure for yet.

Type 1 diabetes affects more than three million Americans. It's not caused by lifestyle choices, and is typically diagnosed in children, juveniles and young adults. That diagnosis is also a stunning one to accept.

Every year, 145 children in San Diego are diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes. This Saturday, the walk set out to raise money to hopefully one day find a cure.

The JDRF walk started at 6th and Laurel at 8:00 a.m. Saturday at Balboa Park with opening remarks from CBS News 8's Carlo Cecchetto.

Sean McParland, Executive Director for JDRF San Diego said nearly 3,500 participants came out to join the fight against type 1 juvenile diabetes. The goal this year was to raise $650,000 at the walk, so far they've reached that number and are still counting.

By donating today, your support will help fund life-changing research and create a world without type 1 diabetes (t1d).

To learn more about the efforts of JDRF please, click here.

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