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'Walk the Rock' & Step Out to Fight Diabetes

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If it's been a while since you enjoyed the great outdoors at Red Rock Canyon, you have an opportunity to "Step Out to Fight Diabetes." The "Walk the Rock" event will raise funds for diabetes research.

Henderson resident Michelle Edgington has organized a group of friends to join her and her young daughter on the walk, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 20 within the Loop at scenic Red Rock Canyon.

Edgington recently found out she has Type-1 diabetes. She says the diagnosis has changed practically every aspect of her life.

"I've had to take a step back. Daily insulin shots -- giving yourself a shot is painful and uncomfortable. Not the end of the world, but it's definitely a lot of change and a lot, a lot to get used to," Edgington said.

Michelle says it's encouraging to see people come together to help find solutions that could make diabetes easier to manage.

Again, "Walk the Rock" is Saturday, Oct. 20. Participants are meeting at the Red Rock casino parking lot and bus over to the park.

KLAS-TV is now pleased to offer a diabetes kit. It's full of pamphlets and useful information about diabetes provided by our "Dealing With Diabetes" partners.

To get a free kit, all you have to do is call 765-8211.

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