More than 1,500 walkers representing local businesses, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to participate in the JDRF Mississippi Chapter’s annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, October 18 at Mayes Lake, LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The chapter has set a fund-raising goal of more than $460,000, which will help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. The entire walk will be a little less than three miles long, starting at and ending at the same location by the stage. Shown are (from left) Katie, Anna, Luke and Ellie Peterson, Michelle Reza, Sarah and Kristen Fowler, Emma, Shelley and Jack Carter.