Updated: Sunday, 18 Oct 2009, 7:07 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 18 Oct 2009, 4:51 PM EDT
AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The rain didn't dampen the spirits of Thousands of people who's goal was to cure juvenile diabetes. Many of those boys and girls afflicted took part in the walk with their parents on Sunday at Six Flags.
Thousands of Western Massachusetts children suffer from juvenile diabetes.
Walkers numbered in the thousands, as they do every year at the western Massachusetts walk.
Parents of diabetic children told 22News this major fund raiser requires their attention, both for their children and other boys and girls who suffer from diabetes.
"Three years ago, we started coming to this walk. because she was diagnosed with diabetes about three and a half years ago and we felt it was one way we could learn more about diabetes and help raise money," explained Pittsfield parent Pam Garwood.
"My daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes last year. J.D.R.F. is probably the leading place looking for a cure, so we thought we'd do this walk, it's one of the ways we can raise funds for it." said Joshua Tudryn of Hadley.
22News reporter Lynn Barry hosted Sunday's juvenile diabetes walk as she has done every year.
22News was also proud to help sponsor the event.