First winner of bicycle, Haley Fisher ____________________________________________________________ Marc Archambault took part in Sadie's Walk this weekend.
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Organizer Judy McLeod talks about diabetes and rules for walk.
First winner of bicycle, Haley Fisher
Marc Archambault took part in Sadie's Walk this weekend. His story about and photos of the event follow:
I participated in Sadie's Walk Saturday morning, which took place in Garden Village, Nipissing First Nation. The walk started at 9:30 a.m. and finished approximately an hour later. Everyone walked one mile to bring awareness of diabetes amongst First Nation people. Over 70 Natives
and non-Natives alike participated in this yearly, national event held prior to yesterday's National Aboriginal Day.
Sadie's Walk is in honour of Sadie Muik, who was a community health worker with Okanagan First Nation in Vernon, British Columbia. Sadie had worked many years with her people on diabetes awareness until she passed
away in an accident a few years ago. The people of Okanagan held a walk to honour her enthusiasm and determination to fight the disease.
Today Sadie's Walk is a national event with First Nations across the country participating in a walk to raise awareness and encourage healthy lifestyles.
We started our walk after briefly registering. There where a few checkpoints in order to get our passport stamped. Beautiful prizes (including three bicycles) were awarded at the end of the walk, and everyone received a treat of nutritious food.
Type 2 diabetes is preventable.