Lacks has been supporting the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association (RGVDA) for five years. This year, both organizers want to make the event bigger and better. The annual Dasher & Prancer 5K run/walk acts as a fundraiser for the RGVDA.
The event is in collaboration with the RGVDA. The RGVDA works on diabetes prevention and spreading awareness throughout the communities it serves. Several RGV doctors saw the need for increased diabetes awareness in their community, leading to establishing the organization. Similar to Lacks, the RGVDA has held 5K events in the past. The San Benito Newspaper reported that the organization’s 2014 “Walk-Run-Zumba” raised over $11,000.
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