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Carnival for a Cure set for its sixth annual run in LO

by: , Attendees at last year’s Carnival for a Cure enjoy the fun and games.

SPECIAL NOTE: THE CARNIVAL IS SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY AS AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS STORY INDICATED.

Any kid would be delighted to have a carnival in his own backyard. Jack Daraee is no exception - though he may be getting used to the annual event.

The sixth annual Carnival for a Cure Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Hosted by 'Jack's Team' (friends and family of Jack Daraee) the carnival is intended to raise funds to support research for a cure for juvenile diabetes.

In prior years, more than 500 people have attended the event and enjoyed a rock climbing wall, dunk tank, hot dogs, snow cones, a silent and live auction, drawing and more. This year's event will feature an appearance by the Portland Lumberjax. All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The event is open to the public. The Daraee family lives at 5350 S.W. Dawn in Lake Oswego. For more information contact Cate Daraee at 503-998-5493.

JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (type 1) diabetes research worldwide was founded in 1970 by parents of children with juvenile diabetes. The disease strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life and carries the constant threat of complications. JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.