For more than two decades the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has been making a difference in Southwest Virginia. This afternoon, hundreds came together to help support their mission. The organization held its 21st annual Walk to Cure Diabetes in Downtown Roanoke. Money raised will go towards type 1 diabetes research.
"This is where we raise the most money," says Charlotte Kidd, the executive director of the Blue Ridge JDRF Chapter. "This is really kind of a celebration for the families with type 1 diabetes. And for us it's a great time to see all of them and let them know we're working hard for them to find a cure."
The goal for today's walk was to raise $2 million, organizers say they don't have a final tally but believe they reached that goal.
Bedford County Sheriffs Department had the SWAT unit out issuing search warrants today and will have more information tomorrow.