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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raises funds with Harley run in Ogden

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – More than 250 riders took part in the second annual Ride to Bear Arms benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – More than 250 riders took part in the second annual Ride to Bear Arms benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The ride takes the riders from Ogden to the Cache Valley shooting range where experts, and novices alike, get to fire off a couple rounds. Harleys and handguns sound like tough guy business, but these guys and gals are also in it for something more meaningful.

Executive Director of Utah’s JDRF told ABC 4 Utah, "What I really love about the Harley guys is they really come together and love to support charities that involve children."

This cause hits close to home for organizer and Golden Spike Harley Davidson owner Brent Allenbach. "I have a niece that's been diagnosed and a very close friend who's daughter has juvenile diabetes,” explained Allenbach.

It’s a disease requires constant attention, and it's on the rise, but with the right care and attitude this young sufferer says it's manageable.

Nicholas Muscaro said, “It's not much from normal life other than we're constantly taking shots, testing blood sugars and counting carbs."

Still, one Harley enthusiast ABC 4 Utah spoke with wants to see diabetes eradicated so that no other children have to go through what she does as an adult.

Kelly Boyer said, "There's a lot of kids out there who are not healthy, they don't have their health and they have to shoot insulin three to four times a day, and it's just sad. I’ve got diabetes now and I just couldn't imagine having it as a child."

If you would like more information about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation log on to: http://jdrf.org/
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