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**** About The Speedo ****
Santa Speedo Run was brought to Chicago from Boston by a gaggle of speedo sporting enthusiasts who thought "why not run down Michigan Ave. in speedos in the middle of December?!" While the event itself is a bunch of ho ho ho's, we also started the event to raise awareness for Diabetes.
Over 17 million Americans have diabetes - a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system. Only 5-10% of people with diabetes have type 1, also known as juvenile diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes means that their pancreas does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert food into energy - needed for daily living. without insulin, their blood sugar can reach limits that can cause complications or even death.
Insulin provides life support, but insulin IS NOT the cure. Every 3 minutes someone dies from Diabetes - the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, heart failure, amputations, nerve damage, heart attacks and strokes. There is not yet a cure for Diabetes.
Santa Speedo Run feels very passionately about helping to support those who live with Diabetes. That is why 100% of the proceeds from our events go to the Chicago Diabetes Project.
Contact us for more information on how you can help make a difference today.
Click here to view the Chicago Diabetes Project's online home.
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