The Roadrunners and Rut Hockey took part in the 5000-meter walk with nearly 9,000 other participants to help promote awareness and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. UTSA and Rut Hockey donated directly to help the cause of Meredith Slimp, an eight-year-old San Antonio native who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three.
"It's a little bit of an eye-opener to see so many people there to help children with diabetes," Co-Founder Ryan Scott said. "It's a great cause. I'm glad we participated and were able to help out."
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime.