The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk set a personal best this weekend.
On Sunday (Jun.24), West River's Edge was packed with around 130 people, walking, raising money and supporting the search to cure diabetes. The 2018 event raised over $34,000, up by over $10,000 from last year.
Cooper Anderson, a 10-year-old from just outside of the Fort was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of four.
"We're actually walking this year. Last year we just came to visit here as an ambassador and before we went to Edmonton."
The daily life for Cooper isn't like anything most ten-year-olds have to go through. The avid ball hockey player has to check his blood and insulin levels over ten times a day.
Cooper's mother Jackie was there to round-up family members and friends for the eventful day.
"His diagnosis was the most difficult thing to face with as a parent. To know you can't fix what's going on with your child is difficult to deal with," said Jackie. "Cooper does very well with it, he's very responsible, he takes his health seriously and he knows that in order to stay healthy he needs to do his checks."
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes research.