Families and friends of people suffering from Type I diabetes were out fundraising for JDRF last week with an annual bake sale. From left are Melanie Bates

Bake sale raises $750 for JDRF

On a bright, warm spring day as supporters of the local JDRF set up shop outside the Stettler Independent for its annual spring bake sale.

It was a bright, warm spring day as supporters of the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) set up shop outside the Stettler Independent for its annual spring bake sale on Wednesday, May 18, raising $720 for the walk next month in Red Deer.

The snacks, which included cookies, cakes, squares and muffins, to name a few of the delicious foods on the tables, raised $720. Wedrick is a member of the Team Green, which will head to Red Deer on June 12 to take part in the Telus Walk for the Cure. The target the team has for donations is $1,500, with the bake sale getting them about half-way to their goal.

The annual bake sale helps raise money for the foundation, which puts donations into research into juvenile type I diabetes to help find a cure and improve treatment and knowledge about the disease.

Several tables, laden with sugar and sugar-less snacks donated by friends and families of JDRF supporters, set up at 10 a.m. and were stripped bare by community supporters by about 2 p.m.

Type I diabetes is caused when the human body’s immune system attacks the pancreas, which creates insulin. The pancreas’ insulin-producing ability decreases or ceases completely, and the sufferer requires insulin injections to survive.

“As usual, people showed up before we were really open,” Christine Wedrick, one of the event hosts, said. “We get wonderful support from the community.”

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