The Humboldt & Area Team T1D is banding together once again to bring back the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk to the Elgar Petersen Arena for the first time in years. 

Cailin Hergott, with Humboldt & Area Team T1D, explained how the walk has just gone through a name change. 

“It used to be called Juvenile Diabetes, but the name has changed to Type 1 Diabetes because almost 50 percent of people diagnosed now are adults. So far there is no cure, and no known cause.” 

Hergott stated the event intends to bring families diagnosed with diabetes closer together, raise awareness, and fundraise for a cure. 

Each year, an ambassador is nominated to represent the children and adults living with Type 1 diabetes. 

Hergott explained that this year, the ambassador is Alayna Ell. 

“She was diagnosed (with Type 1 diabetes) in December of 2021, and is doing amazing so far. She would love to have all her friends, and family members, and the whole community come out to support her and the rest of us.”

The return of the walk will mark the first in-person JDRF walk in three years, set to take place Sunday, June 5. 

“It’s really exciting to be back in person, and be able to connect with everybody face to face, so we are pretty excited.”

Registration for the event is free and can be done so online or before the event between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Sunday, June 5. 

The walk starts at 11:00 am at the Elgar Petersen Arena lobby and takes participants to Civic Park, over to Yuen's, and returns to the Uniplex. 

Following the walk, there will be a barbeque sponsored by A&W. 

“We are always out there ready to support new families or those who have been diagnosed for many years.”