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April 15, 2015 Edition

The Denton Orator


Team M2…Walk with us to turn type one into type none!

By Kelly Bledsoe
Team M2 is gearing up for their fourth annual JDRF walk to be held on April 25, 2015. This year the walk will again take place at the Bank of North Carolina located at 801 N. Elm Street, in downtown High Point. Registration is at 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am.

Each year, JDRF Walk brings together more than 900,000 people to change the future for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by raising money for research. Many people who walk have T1D themselves, and many more are friends, family or coworkers of someone challenged by this disease. But no matter what their connection is, they walk because they believe in a world where T1D no longer exists—a world where Type One has become Type None.

Team M2 is the combined effort of the West and Efrid families to find a cure for Juvenile diabetes. These families are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of Type 1 diabetes, and they are committed to making a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.

Last year Team M2 registered 157 team members and they hope to register even more walkers this year and have set a goal of $7,000. All proceeds go directly to the goal of finding a cure for Juvenile diabetes.

By participating in a JDRF Walk, your fundraising ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. Together, we can walk to the finish. And turn Type One into Type None.

For more information on participating or to become a sponsor, contact Jason West at 906-2481 or email, or Mindy Efrid at 479-6235 or email You can also visit Team M2 Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
Don’t delay…make your commitment today!

If you would like to join Team M2 or make a donation simply go to Go to Donate to Walker and look for Team M2 in NC. Scroll down and click on name. Click on Donate or Join my Team and fill out form. Team M2

TEAM M2 will also be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful piece of furniture donated by Lexington Home Brands to help raise funds for the JDRF. The tickets will be sold for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00.

When it comes to fighting Type 1 diabetes, there is strength in numbers. So, get your walking shoes laced, your legs stretched and come out and join the fun!

11th Annual Harrison Park 5k Run set for April 18
This year, Town Commissioner Barbara Hogan and Denton Parks and Recreation will welcome runners to the eleventh annual 5K run in Harrison Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Area runners interested in participating in the event can pre-register by filling out a race form online at or by picking one up at Denton Town Hall or The Denton Orator office located at 2 N. Main Street in Denton. A $15 pre-registration fee is required to participate in the race and will also include a T-shirt. Those who wish to register race day, will pay a $20 registration fee.

Registration on race day will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 8:45 a.m. in Harrison Park. The run will begin at 9 a.m. on N. Main St. at Salisbury St. and will continue up N. Main toward Highway 109. Runners will then turn back at Highway 109 and finish at the starting point. The course, a total of 3.1 miles, is flat except for one hill on the way to the finish line during the last mile. Members of the Denton Police Department and Denton Fire Department will be on hand to ensure the safety of the runners.

For more information on the eleventh annual Harrison Park 5K Run, please call Denton Town Hall at 336- 859-4231 or Barbara Hogan at 859-4269. Proceeds from the run will go towards the beatification of the Snider home place.