DUNCANSVILLE - Foot of Ten Elementary School held its third annual Blair County Diabetes Walk on May 15.
The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Charlotte Ames and her husband, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., Steamer from the Altoona Curve, Allegheny Township Fire Department, a balloon release, basket raffle, diabetes fair, face painting, local DJ and fun, games and food for all.
Family teams and the community raised more than $18,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in?Miami,?Fla.
Shown with area community members living with type 1 diabetes are Tom Karlya, vice president of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation; Missy Daugherty of Miranda’s Walking Warriors; Charlotte Ames of WTAJ-TV; Lisa Treese, walk coordinator for Team Zachary; Sen. John Eichelberger; and Blair County Commissioner Diane Meling of Believe for Bree.
"We would like to thank everyone for coming and supporting all of the family teams who live with this disease everyday,'' said event organizer Lisa Treese of Duncansville.