Angelica Gonzalez plans to complete her third 100-mile run on Saturday to bring awareness to Type 1 diabetes in Tyler.
For the past two years, Ms. Gonzalez has trekked the 100 miles to help raise funds for the Tyler Type One Diabetes organization.
Ms. Gonzalez planned to start with the Family 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. at Rose Rudman Park and continue running the remaining 97 miles.
Her son was just 8 years old in 2011 when he was diagnosed with the disease. She understands all too well that a delayed diagnosis of this rare form of diabetes can be fatal. Recognizing the warning signs is imperative.
“Each year, I will take on this challenge of running 100 miles to raise awareness,” she said, according to a news release. “I want to keep informing the community about the warning signs in hopes that it can prevent someone from being hospitalized.”
People are encouraged to be a part of this endeavor by joining in the Family 5K Fun Run or donating at www.TylerTypeOne.org .
- Information provided by Zimmerman Communications