Six Flags New England hosts fundraiser in support of type 1 diabetes Sunday

Six Flags New England hosts fundraiser in support of type 1 diabetes Sunday

October 7, 2019 1 By Jose Scott


TOMORROW, RAIN IS VERY LIKELY — DON’T FORGET YOUR RAIN GEAR BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR. CHANCES CONTINUE MIKE: LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL BE WALKING TODAY AT SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND TO RAISE AWARENESS AND MONEY FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES. 22NEWS REPORTER KATRINA KINCADE IS LIVE IN AGAWAM TO TELL US WHAT ORGANZIATION WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS FUNDRAISER. KATRINA:: THE WALK IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE JUVEINEILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, ALSO KNOWN AS J-D-R-F. COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND, JENNIFER MCGRATH TOLD 22NEWS THE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS WALK HAS RAISED OVER 10-MILLION DOLLARS FOR J-D-R-F OVER THE YEARS. LAST YEAR MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE WALK. OVER 1 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TYPE 1 DIABETES WITH DOCTORS DIAGNOSING AN ESTIMATED 40 THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH YEAR, ACCORDING TO TYPE 1 NON-PROFIT BEYOND TYPE ONE. 22NEWS IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE EVENT, EMCEED BY 22NEWS STORM TEAM METEROLOGIST KELLY REARDON. : STAY WITH US THROUGH 7:30 TO FIND OUT WHAT THE WALK’S FUNDRAISING GOAL IS THIS YEAR AND WHERE THEY’RE AT WITH ACHIEVING IT. IN AGAWAM, KATRINA KINCADE 22NEWS.