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More star efforts

Date: 3/7/2012

March 7, 2012

Members of Parker's Peeps, one of many teams that participated in the Oct. 16, 2011 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes at Six Flags New England, received a star award for their fund-raising efforts on Feb. 28 at the JDRF Walk Awards banquet. The team of 23 was congratulated for raising $3,500 to support JDRF's ongoing research to treat and cure Type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Representing the team were, from leftwere, Jean, four-year-old Parker and Matthew Christy, all of Southampton.

The chapter's three walks raised a total of $637,000 toward research in 2011. This year's walk is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Six Flags New England.

For more information about participating in the walk or about JDRF, call (860) 470-0020 or visit

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