Medical Associates Of Northern New Mexico Thanks Community For 1st Walk/Run For Diabetes Participation

The Los Alamos Fire Department offering blood sugar checks at the 1st Walk/Run for Diabetes. Photo by Andrea Villareal

Participants lining up at the start of the 1st Walk/Run for Diabetes. Photo by Andrea Villareal

Ian Alexander getting ahead of the pack to win the fastest time among the males. Photo by Andrea Villareal


Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico ( MANNM) would like to extend its gratitude to the participants and the community for coming out to support the 1st Run/ Walk for Diabetes Oct. 6 at Rover Park in WHite Rock.

MANNM plans for the event to be held annually in the fall. The hope is to give people a goal toward exercising and training for in the summer,to improve their health, while donating to a good cause.

108 people signed up to participate, however $1,910 was collected with several people donating generously in addition to the entry fee of $15. $955 was sent to ADA for diabetes camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and an equal amount was presented to Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade in a effort to give back to the community.

The organization hopes to benefit a different local non profit each year and encourage greater participation.

Results for Males:

  • 1st place Ian Alexander with a time of 20:35
  • 2nd place Ted Romero at 21:48
  • 3rd place Daniel Santistevan 22:09

Results for Females:

  • 1st Place Esther Brunette 25:00
  • 2nd place: Christine Pearl 28:00
  • 3rd place Michelle Certik 28:30

The Los Alamos Co-Op was on hand serving healthy snacks along with the the Los Alamos County Fire Brigade who offered blood pressure and blood sugar checks.

Esther Brunette winning the fastest time among the females. Photo by Andrea Villareal

Michelle Certik winning the bronze among women despite pushing a double stroller. Photo by Andrea Villareal

Scene from the event. Photo by Andrea Villareal

The event drew a wide variety of participants! Photo by Andrea Villareal

Melissa Thurgood of the Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade accepts a check for $955 from Tonya Sprouse Mullins. Photo by Andrea Villareal