The 2002 Brainerd Walk for Diabetes raised nearly $34,000 Saturday, a 50 percent increase compared to last year's event.
Mary Paine, American Diabetes Association Brainerd Lakes Chapter chairwoman, said 129 people walked in Saturday's event on the Paul Bunyan Trail.
Top fundraising teams were led by Quinn and Will Nystrom, Baxter, and David and Trisia Hughes, all of Baxter.
Brainerd's event was part of a national network of Diabetes walks sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Eighty percent of all money raised goes directly to diabetes research.
Last year the ADA contributed $20 million to help find a cure for diabetes.
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