Lobster Festival donates to walk for diabetes

Sep 06, 2017
From left, Color Me Cured Coordinator Sarah Polk accepts a donation from Sharon Lombardo of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Rockland — At its August Board of Directors meeting, the Maine Lobster Festival donated $750 to Color Me Cured, a three-mile walk to benefit Type 1 diabetes research.

All proceeds from the walk will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a global organization that funds research into Type 1 diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, and 40,000 are diagnosed every year. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food.

The Color Me Cured Walk will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. The walk will start at the former Lura Libby School in Thomaston.

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