Corona residents Dylan George, 9, Parker Davis, 8, and Sierra Thornburg, 7 are holding a block party from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 3.
But it’s no ordinary block party.
Dylan, Parker and Sierra have Type 1 diabetes; each was diagnosed as a toddler.
Dylan and his family walk in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Inland area Walk to Cure Diabetes each year and to prepare for this year’s event, the three young friends and their families are holding a neighborhood block party to raise some funds.
Dylan’s team, Dylan’s Dynamos, will participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Guasti Regional Park in Ontario. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
“JDRF is the leading charitable fund for Type 1 diabetes research worldwide,” said Debbie George, Dylan’s mother. “Your donation allows JDRF to continue their efforts in not only finding the cure, but also preventing Type 1 diabetes in at-risk individuals.”
Last year, a friend of the family came up with the idea for the neighborhood block party to raise money before the walk, and the event ended up raising more than $1,000. This year the George family decided to do it again and will hold the event in their Eagle Glen neighborhood of Corona off Maidstone Circle and Beacon Ridge.
There will be a bake sale, $1 popcorn, snow cones, vendor booths and family-friendly activities. The Corona Fire Department will visit as well.
For those who would like to register to walk or donate to Dylan’s Dynamos, visit http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR
Walk to Cure Diabetes
Who: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Where: Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario
When: 8 a.m. registration; 9:15 a.m. opening ceremony; 10 a.m. start; 10:30-noon entertainment and snacks on Oct. 1