Sikhs Promote Fitness and Help Juvenile Diabetes Research

November 8, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network!OpenDocument

Atlanta, Georgia, USA –Inspired to promote fitness and help the young adults suffering with diabetes, a jattha (team) of Sikhs participated in a 3miles ‘Walk to cure Diabetes’ held in Atlanta, Georgia last month. The ‘Sikhs for Fitness’ team of the UNITED SIKHS lead by Parvinder Singh walked to support a worthy organization- JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International). With that walk the Sikh community became a part of the 500,000 people at 200 Walk sites nationwide this year who are making a difference in the lives of people with type-1 diabetes.

As many as 3 million Americans have type-1 diabetes, a disease most often diagnosed in childhood, that strikes suddenly, lasts a lifetime, and carries the constant threat of deadly complications, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The ‘Cure for Diabetes’ walk draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause to fundraise for research to help find a cure for the disease.

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