Today was the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Benjamin, Cooper and I walked with the American Family Insurance team in honor of Paige, Ben’s friend from school who was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in kindergarten. The walk was held at Oaks Park with lots of festivities planned for before and after the walk, and free ride bracelets for all participants. Sounds like fun, right? One problem….it poured down rain! Not just a small sprinkle here and there, but 3 straight hours of steady NW rain! The walk was 3.1 miles (5k) and we had fun walking with friends from Ben’s school. We did try to stick it out for a few rides afterwards, but by that time we were so soaked that standing still while waiting in line only chilled us to the bones! So after only one ride we decided to head home, with the promise to return to Oaks Park when the weather made it more enjoyable.
Thank you to all who donated to help Ben reach his fundraising goal of $200. Together our team raised over $5000 for Diabetes research all in hopes that someday Paige will be cured!