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OAKVILLE - On your mark, get set, help leave type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the dust – which is exactly what almost 400 runners did on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Ford Race to End Diabetes in support of JDRF. The run - which took place in Oakville, Ontario and is in its second year - raised over $40,000 to help fund world-class diabetes research in southern Ontario.
Although the weather was a bit overcast and chilly, the fast/flat 5km route was once again a hit with trained runners, recreational runners and walkers alike. A crowd of Ford employees, along with friends and family, bundled up and came out to Coronation Park the official start/finish area for the race. Paul Monjanel, president of Ford Credit Canada, was at the event again this year and sounded the horn to officially start the race. Bob Eaton, VP of Finance for Ford of Canada, was on-hand for his first Ford Race to End Diabetes and said a few words on behalf of Ford to help kick things off. Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville; Pam Damoff, Oakville Ward 2 Town Councillor and Dave Gittings, Oakville Ward 3 Councillor also participated.
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