Walk for juvenile diabetes Sunday on St. Croix

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ST. CROIX - On Sunday a group of St. Croix residents will host its second annual rally to raise awareness and funds for those suffering from juvenile diabetes.

The MAR Foundation, organized to provide support for Markis Anthony Rey and other children who are suffering from juvenile diabetes, will host a block walk that will start at Violet Damideaux Police Pavilion in Golden Grove and travel toward Queen Mary Highway before turning back.

Juvenile diabetes, or Type 1 diabetes, is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone that helps move glucose from food into cells throughout the body.

Markis' mother, Sindey Wilton, realized her son had diabetes when he was 2 and has been battling to keep the disease controlled and hoping for a cure since then.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the walk starts at 7:30 a.m. Participants can purchase a T-shirt in support of the foundation, or wear the foundation colors of yellow, grey or white. The registration fee is $5

At the end of the walk, a healthy breakfast will be served.

For more information about the Markis Anthony Rey Foundation, visit markisanthonyreyfoundation.org or send an email to marf.juvenilediabetes@gmail.com.

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