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Newport Walk to Help Raise Money for Diabetes Research

JDRF Southwest Ohio will host its annual JDRF One Walk Newport on Saturday, September 12 at Newport Festival Park, where more than 2,500 participants are expected.

The event is one of more than 200 community walks nationwide that bring together thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s mission to create a world without Type I Diabetes.

Walk check-in begins at 8:00 am. The walk, which begins at 9:00 a.m., is a 4K, starting and ending at Newport Festival Park along the Ohio River.

To date, the JDRF One Walk Newport has raised $21,723 of the Southwest Ohio Chapter's $295,000 fundraising goal. The event's emcee is Local 12 anchor and reporter, Bob Herzog, and is chaired this year by Christopher Froman, President and CEO of Pomeroy in Hebron.

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