COMSUBGRU2 Chief Supports Wife in Walk to Stop Diabetes
NEW LONDON, Conn. (NNS) -- A chief petty officer assigned to Commander, Submarine Group 2 supported his wife by participating in the "Step Out: A Walk to Stop Diabetes" at Ocean Beach Park in New London Sept. 23.
The annual 5k walk was sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Among the nearly 300 walkers who participated in the event was Chief Yeoman (SS) Troy Jones. He participated because his wife, Erika, lives with this disease. He and his wife also wanted to help out their local community.
"We both were looking for an event in the community and a walk to cure diabetes was a perfect fit," said Jones. "Erika has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes since 1998, and I wanted to support her in every way possible and this walk was one way to do so."
In addition to Jones and his wife, Chief Hospital Corpsman (SS) Jay Carson, assigned to USS Missouri (SSN 780) and his family also joined in the annual walk to bring awareness.
Jones added that this type of support from family and friends goes along way in finding a cure for Diabetes. Jones also added with November being Diabetes Awareness Month participating in this walk further emphasizes the role everyone can play.
"Step Out: A Walk to Stop Diabetes" raises money to fund vital research, community programs, education, and advocacy to help cure diabetes. More than 100,000 people like Jones, his wife and friends, participate in similar events across the U.S. annually to help make a difference in their communities and in the lives of millions.