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Local Lions raise funds for diabetes education, install seats downtown


July 1, 2019

 Left: Participants in the Diabetes Walk-a-Thon front row, left to right: Kelly McNight, Rick Swenson, Sharon Paintner, Tom Paintner, Ken Hansen. Second row: Mary Gehrtz, Kristi Swenson. Third row: Howard Nelson, Jodi Hirchert. Fourth row: Bruce Hirchert, Charlotte Nelson, Gerald Paulson, Judy Swanson. Top row: Brady Eichelberger. Not pictured: John McNight and Cathy Paulson.

On Sunday, June 2 the Carrington- New Rockford Lions Club held the second annual Diabetes Walk-a-Thon in New Rockford and raised $2,000 for the purchase of a professional continuous glucose monitor by CHI St. Alexis Carrington. This system will enable patients to monitor their blood sugar 24 hours a day for a week at a time, helping providers make treatment decisions. The system's use is covered by Medicare and most other insurance companies.

Also this summer season, Lions Club purchased and installed new picnic tables and benches for seating around the gazebo at Centential Park in downtown...

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