Murdoch resident lets her feet do the talking to raise money for diabetes research

Murdoch resident Shannon Doody is fundraising for the JDRF One Walk again. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Murdoch resident Shannon Doody is fundraising for the JDRF One Walk again. Picture: Martin Kennealey

DESPITE raising more than $65,000 for diabetes research, Shannon Doody will not rest.

The Murdoch resident, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old, is taking part in her eighth JDRF One Walk in October as part of her team Shannon’s Angels.

Although the 5km walk is not until October 14 at Burswood Park, fundraising has started with $1000 already being donated this year.

“My motivation comes from being in a clinic one day and listening to a girl crying after being told she was diagnosed with diabetes,” she said.

“Young kids probably wouldn’t know as much as I did and wouldn’t understand what it all means.

“Growing up, my parents never made me feel any different.”

Miss Doody said she was grateful for the money donated from people and businesses around Perth.

“To raise more than $65,000 is insane but I’ve got an incredible amount of people who help me out,” she said.

“There are about 25 to 30 people who take part in Shannon’s Angels, which includes friends, family and people who donate.

“I really want to raise at least $100,000 but what I really want is a cure.”

Visit https://walk.jdrf.org.au/fundraisers/shannondoody/jdrf-one-walk-perth to donate.