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3rd annual Run Against Diabetes underway Saturday

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Hasse says around 200 people showed up last year Hasse says around 200 people showed up last year
Proceeds go to YMCA "Kidz with Diabetes" summer camp Proceeds go to YMCA "Kidz with Diabetes" summer camp
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

This Saturday bikers from the southwest Georgia area will be coming together for a poker run in efforts to support those with diabetes in the community.

Coordinator and co-owner of Master Body Work Kevin Hasse says they want this event to remind people that diabetes is a serious health problem, especially for those with type 1. He says compared to type 2 where some are fortunate enough to monitor their diet, type 1 can be a bit of a challenge since insulin usage is vital. And that's something Hasse's son knows all too well, he was diagnosed when he was just 12 years old. Hasse says that's why this benefit hits so close to home.

"You don't see the highs and lows you deal with an individual on a normal basis but living with one is a whole different ball game,"  Hasse said.

All proceeds collected will go straight to the American diabetes association and the YMCA summer camp "Kidz with Diabetes."

Last year around 200 people showed up to give their support. Organizers are hoping to have success like that again this year around.

Those who wish to get involved can sign up Saturday, February 22 at 11am in Leesburg at Master Body Works at 1518 off U.S. 19. Poker hands are $10, additional hands are $5, door prizes will be presented as well as opportunity for auction bids.

 

 

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