DUNCANSVILLE - The third annual diabetes walk to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute will take place May 15 at Foot of Ten Elementary School's walking track.
The day will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Miranda's Walking Warriors at 11 a.m.
Steamer from the Altoona Curve will help with a balloon release at noon and will stay to visit kids during the event.
The Believe for Bree team moves around the track at last year’s walk for diabetes at Foot of Ten?Elementary School.
This year's walk will feature a "diabetes fair," including representatives from Animas, Medtronic, Novo-Nordisk,?Abbott, Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline, as well as Bayer's life-size display of Nick Jonas to get pictures with. The day will also include door prizes, face painting, fundraisers for themed baskets and autographed footballs by Joe Namath and Heath Miller and a fruit and water station.
This year's sponsors include the Altoona Mirror, Macy's, Dr. Chris and Laura Lance, Chris Brooks and PPCS Consulting, Dog Watch of Central Pennsylvania, The Summit Tennis &?Athletic Club, TGI Fridays, Slinky Action Zone, Chuck E Cheese, Friendly's, Rebekah Greenland/
Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Fine Cut, Rhonda Butler/Avon, Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, Tammy Carnicella/Pampered Chef, Martha Miller/Longaberger, Dr. Stephanie Kobil, Tom Fiore/Fiore's, Jethro's, Terri Fubio/DelGrosso's, Crossroads Physical Therapy, All-Star Pizza, Fox's Pizza, Altoona Curve, Pittsburgh Steelers, US Foodservice, A&M Greenhouse, Tame Your Mane, Lisa Worrell/Lia Sophia, Kim and A.J. Delerme, Tom Karlya and Marzoni's. Area schools taking part in the educational program include Stay and Play Preschool (Altoona and Hollidaysburg) and Foot of Ten, C.W. Longer and Martinsburg elementary schools. To register a team for this year's walk, to sign up as a sponsor or to get your school involved with the educational program, send an e-mail to Lisa Treese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams who register by April 30 will receive a free gift certificate.