The second annual Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at the Elks Lodge on Rankin Street in Rockland.

Rain or shine walkers are asked to check in at 9 a.m. for the three-mile loop to begin at 10 a.m. There will be snacks and water, donated by various local businesses for the walkers to enjoy before and after the walk. There are also donations of items that will be up for raffle as well as some items up for auction, including a autographed football by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a Boston Bruins autographed puck and Boston Red Sox autographed photo.

The auction and raffle will take place at the conclusion of the walk once participants have returned to the Elks Lodge.

Every penny raised through the Walk to Cure Diabetes will be donated to JDRF, a qualified non-profit organization that is a leading organization in funding type 1 diabetes research.

Walkers can register online at:, or can sign up the day of the walk. For any walker who meets the national average of $100 raised there will be T-shirts available to show your support. If you did not raise $100, T-shirts are $20 per person.

Any question, concerns, or to donate please contact Sarah Bickford, 242-3024 or at