At its August Board of Directors meeting, the Maine Lobster Festival donated $750 to Color Me Cured, a three-mile walk to benefit Type 1 Diabetes research.

All proceeds from the walk will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a global organization that funds research of Type 1 Diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes, and 40,000 are diagnosed every year. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food.

The Color Me Cured Walk will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 9. The walk will start at the Lura Libby School in Thomaston.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to the Midcoast region and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. In recent years, the festival committee has given more than $500,000 to Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, and many other organizations.

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