Families, Teams, Turn Out To Walk, Bring Awareness To Juvenile Diabetes

By  //  April 27, 2015

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Launch Credit Union: Back row, left to right: Delice Weaver, Mary Jane Mullin, Sarah Stanton and Stacey Harvey; Middle row, left to right, Susan Smith and Kelly Haskins, with Beverly Jordan reclining during the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation One Walk in Cocoa Beach. (Nancy Lundell Image)

 

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH – Entire families and teams from schools neighborhoods and local companies stepped out from Cherie Downs Park in Cocoa Beach recently to raise money for and awareness of Juvenile Diabetes.

They also celebrated several milestones toward their goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Their slogan: Turn Type 1 into Type None.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy.

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Cocoa Beach High Sophomore Tia Thoma raised $850 by herself.

It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.

This was one of some 200 Walks across the country every year sponsored by JDRF—the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1 Diabetes.

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IMAGE GALLERY BY NANCY LUNDELL

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John DeCoursey and Louanne Maier sign up walkers during the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation One Walk in Cocoa Beach. (Nancy Lundell Image)

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Boy Scouts from Troop 338, Cocoa Beach, who later would provide the color guard to start the day’s event. LEFT TO RIGHT: Scoutmaster Dr. Philip Scarpa, Ethan Wells, Henry Scarpa, Michael Hall and Committee Chair Sue Hall. (Nancy Lundell Image)

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Michele and Suzanne Clevenger during the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation One Walk in Cocoa Beach. (Nancy Lundell Image)

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“Sugar Babes” who met as teachers at Coral Reef Elementary School in Palm Bay fundraise each year in honor of Seth Mara, Michelle and Len Marr’s 11-year old son. Back from left: Krystle P., Shannon Reyes, Kailyn Hall, Michelle Marr, Brittany Smith and Shannon Pearson; middle: Jennifer Conner, Mallory Miller, Melissa Niehaus, Michelle McCarthy and Amaya McCarthy; front: Megan Carney and Trinity Medina. (Nancy Lundell Image)

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The Foster family from Mims, walking and fundraising as “Team Ashlyn.” Ashlyn is a ten year old family member. Back from left: Delmar, Cameron and Nick; middle: Melody, John, Alisha and Becka; front: Gracie and Emmie. (Nancy Lundell Image)

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Team from Percepta, a Ford Motor Company Call Center located in Melbourne. Participants raised about $7,800. (Nancy Lundell Image)

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Kids take the lead and the crowd heads for the beach.

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Launch team ready to go!

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Future Business Leaders of America Club from Cocoa Beach High School raised $1,700 for the walk.

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Emcee Mindy Levy, radio personality from Lite Rock 99.3.

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Reagan Stoldt with her grandmother Lynn Stoldt and Martin Bernsteine, Executive Director of Central Florida Chapter of Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Advocacy Team Chairperson and VP, Government Relations Sherri Nickell talks about her work convincing House of Representatives and Senate to approve federal funds for research.

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Entire families and teams from schools neighborhoods and local companies stepped out from Cherie Downs Park in Cocoa Beach recently to raise money for and awareness of Juvenile Diabetes.

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Entire families and teams from schools neighborhoods and local companies stepped out from Cherie Downs Park in Cocoa Beach recently to raise money for and awareness of Juvenile Diabetes.

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Sheri Nickell and Elvis Biggs during the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation One Walk in Cocoa Beach. (Nancy Lundell Image)


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