Shannon’s Highway 109ers has been participating in the Diabetes Walk in Mankato MN for approx 12 years now. We do this, as one of our members was diagnosed with diabetes over 20 years ago. It all started because of her and it turned into a very rewarding activity for us to do each year. We enjoy the excellent walking route. It is alway on the 1st Saturday of October and is usually a beautiful fall morning. It is also very rewarding for us to know the funds we collect go to a very worthwhile cause.
In 2010 we were the ambassador team for the walk. We had a great time going to the meetings to participate in the planning of the walk. We met some very nice people and it was very interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. It doesn’t just happen and there is a lot of work goes into the planning! We felt very honored that we were asked to be the ambassador team.
We look forward to the walk each year and hope to improve in our fund raising goals each year. We will be getting together soon to began our strategies for 2011. Walk for Diabetes is a Great Cause and we will keep partcipating as long as the walk is being held and as long as we are able!