Locals brave the cold to walk for diabetes

Locals brave the cold to walk for diabetes

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - For the 2nd Annual Sunrise Lions Diabetes Rally, walkers gathered at the WOW zone for games, healthy snacks and a mile walk to raise awareness for diabetes.

Ryan Downes spoke at the event. The 22-year-old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child and talked about his experiences with the disease, encouraging those to not let the disease define you.

“Diabetes is so prevalent in so many people’s lives. From type 1 diabetes to type 2 diabetes. From the young children to older adults. We want to make sure its something people are aware of," said Carol Brady.

The day was a fundraiser for Camp Sweet Life and the Minnesota Lions Club foundation.

Camp Sweet Life provides a fun outdoor camp for kids with diabetes.

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