MURDOCH resident Shannon Doody is tying up her shoelaces to raise money for diabetes research again.
Having raised more than $65,000 during eight previous JDRF One Walk events, Miss Doody is not resting on her laurels.
She will take part in this year’s 5km walk on October 27 at Burswood Park as she shuffles towards her overall goal of raising $100,000.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 12, the now 21-year-old is on a mission to make sure people understand the disease.
“The hardest thing is that people don’t understand diabetes,” she said.
“They think that my condition is the same as type 2 diabetes.
Miss Doody will take part in the walk with Shannon’s Angels; a team of about 20 friends and family.
“It means the world to me that I have so many people prepared to help me,” she said.
“To get to $100,000 would be amazing, it’s a huge chunk of money and I know how much it would help diabetes research.”
Visit here to help Shannon’s Angels.