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High Sierra 4-H Walks To Find A Cure For Diabetes

By Courtney Ridgel, High Sierra 4-H Diabetes Walk Chairman

The High Sierra 4-H club proudly walked for our second year in a row in the JDRF Walk to Find a Cure for Juvenile Diabetes. One of our club members as well as other relatives have diabetes. Our club, only 5 members strong, raised more than $1150 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The walk took place on the University of Nevada, Reno campus on October 13, 2002. I have to thank my fellow club members: Lindsey Buchanan, Colin Shane, Kyle Shane, and Kiersten Ridgel. I would also like to thank our club leaders and parents: Jeff and Laurie Ridgel, Maggie and Kelly Shane, and Jenny Buchanan.

There was free hot-air balloon rides, bagels, hot chocolate, sugar-free snacks, a magician, music, sub-sandwiches and many other forms of entertainment scattered around the 6mile track and around the campus.

We had a great time and we'd like to ask others to join the gathering crowd in our quest to find a cure. Thanks again for all the support and dedication!

  The High Sierra 4-H Club
The High Sierra 4-H Club

Left to Right:
Kiersten Ridgel (type 1 diabetes), Lindsey Buchanan,
Colin and Kyle Shane (grandfather with diabetes),
Courtney Ridgel (Kiersten's sister)
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November 23, 2002

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