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Two events, twice the fun
Duck for Diabetes, Walk for Diabetes to be held this Saturday
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In this Herald file photo from 2007, Thomas Childs, then 7, follows his duck around the Lazy River during the Duck for Diabetes event at Splash in the Boro. This year's event is set for Saturday, and the race begins at 9:45 a.m. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/Herald File

    Two popular fund raising events for diabetes research will be combined Saturday as the American Diabetes Association’s Duck For Diabetes is held in conjunction with the “Step Out: Walk for Diabetes” event.
    Both will be held at Mill Creek Park Saturday, Aug. 28, with the Duck for Diabetes race beginning at 9:45 a.m., and registration for the walk beginning at 8:45 a.m., said Broni Gainous, event co-chairperson.
    After registering for the walk at the large pavilion at Mill Creek Park, participants can go to Splash in the Boro, where they can purchase rubber ducks for $10 each, or a “six-quack” of ducks for $50. The ducks will be available until just before 10 a.m., then will be released into the water park’s Lazy River for a race. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest five ducks – and some lucky winner could receive up to $1,000 cash, she said.
    Other activities will include breakfast and events at the Health and Fitness Festival at the park as well, she said. “Take advantage of free blood glucose and blood pressure screenings, fitness information and professional on-site advice on medications and free literature on many health topics —  live music, fun kid's activities, and of course the water park.”
    For  more information regarding the event, please contact Gainous at (912) 764-5637 or

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