ONTARIO -- Paige Divelbiss is a 15-year-old Ontario High School freshmen who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. To raise awareness for the ailment she is helping organize a 5K in her home community.
Paige’s grandmother was also a type 1 diabetic and lost her battle with the disease. Being a runner, Paige wanted to make a difference for other children in the diabetic community. She has competed in the Miss Ohio outstanding teen program and her platform is diabetic awareness.
Her goal is to make more people aware of the commonly missed signs of diabetes and help save lives. Paige’s personal goal is to have 200 runners /walkers sign up for the diabetic kids kamp 5K.
This 5K will take place May 5 at 2 p.m. at Ontario High School, 467 Shelby-Ontario Road. There will be entertainment, a silent auction, and refreshments and snacks.
Every penny contributed to the Diabetic Kids Fund helps send needy children to a resident summer camp, where they learn to take control of their lives while having fun biking, hiking, swimming, horseback riding and more. These camps serve the Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Findlay, and Toledo areas.
Each camp is staffed by pediatric diabetes educators, doctors, nurses and dietitians. Trained agency camp personnel select the children to attend camp. About 1,000 kids attend the camps each year, and about half need financial assistance.
Council Masons have helped children attend these camps since 1978. The Diabetic Kids Fund is officially recorded as the Grand Council Benevolent Fund, Inc. by the Internal Revenue Service and is recognized as a 501(cX3) tax-deductible charitable organization.
Operation of the fund is staffed entirely by Grand Council volunteers.
Pre-registration fee is $25. It's $30 on the day of the race. There is a T-shirt included if registered by April 21, 2019.
This event is sponsored by Mansfield Council #94, Royal and Select Masons of Ohio, Charles Briggs, Treasurer
For more information or to donate please contact Amanda Robertson at 419-564-5061 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.