In Boston, marathoner Bill Rogers led off the Precision Walk for Diabetes Research, an event which was held in conjunction with the 57th Annual Scientific Sessions of the ADA. Over 1,000 people registered for the walk, and for each participant, MediSense, Inc. donated $5 to the ADA National Research Fund.
Diabetes researchers from around the world, physicians, diabetes educators, members of the Massachusetts Affiliate of the ADA and athletes with diabetes participated in the sunrise walk.
Paula Harper, founder and president of the International Diabetic Athletes Association, noted how many runners, cyclists, hikers and other serious athletes walked for diabetes research.
Harper said, “We are living proof that it’s possible to have diabetes and to engage in physical activity at all levels.”