An­gels walk to help fight di­a­betes

Melville Times - - News -

DE­SPITE rais­ing more than $65,000 for di­a­betes re­search, Shan­non Doody will not rest.

The Mur­doch res­i­dent, who was di­ag­nosed with type 1 di­a­betes when she was 12 years old, will take part in her eighth JDRF One Walk this year as part of her team Shan­non’s An­gels.

Although the 5km walk is not un­til Oc­to­ber 14 at Bur­swood Park, fundrais­ing has started with $1000 al­ready be­ing do­nated this year.

“My mo­ti­va­tion comes from be­ing in a clinic one day and lis­ten­ing to a girl cry­ing af­ter be­ing told she was di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes,” she said.

“Young kids prob­a­bly wouldn’t know as much as I did and wouldn’t un­der­stand what it all means.

“Grow­ing up, my par­ents never made me feel any dif­fer­ent.”

Miss Doody said she was grate­ful for the money do­nated from peo­ple and busi­nesses around Perth.

“To raise more than $65,000 is in­sane but I’ve got an in­cred­i­ble amount of peo­ple who help me out,” she said.

“There are about 25 to 30 peo­ple who take part in Shan­non’s An­gels, which in­cludes friends, fam­ily and peo­ple who do­nate.

“I re­ally want to raise at least $100,000 but what I re­ally want is a cure.”

Visit https://walk.jdrf.­ers/shan­non­doody/jdrf-one-walkperth to do­nate.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d485713

Mur­doch res­i­dent Shan­non Doody is fundrais­ing for the JDRF One Walk again.

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