On Saturday, Kady Helme ’12 led a group of 20 Fairfield University students and staff to participate in the Diabetes Walk held in Cranbury Park, Norwalk. Together these 20 joined with over 1,500 others to walk for the cause.

This past Saturday, with the support of friends, Helme was able to raise money to help support the JDRF. Helme’s group raised over $4,000 just falling short of her goal of $5,000.

‘I think the walk went well and I’m looking forward to doing toher events on campus to raise money,’ said Helme ‘I’ll try something that’s not so early in the morning.’

Helme, one of 24 million Americans suffering from diabetes, was diagnosed with the disease in 1996.

Following her diagnosis, Helme became actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

With the support of her family and friends, she started Kady’s Krusaders, which was the name of her walk team.

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