The Tri-County "Walk to Cure Diabetes" will take place Saturday at Wheeler Historic Farm to raise money for research to fight type 1 diabetes.

As many as 3.5 million Americans have the disease. It is most often diagnosed in childhood, strikes suddenly, lasts a lifetime and is potentially deadly, according to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, which is heading walks in communities across the country.

Last year, combined, it raised $94 million to fund diabetes research. Utah hopes to raise more than $1 million through three walks, including one in Utah County and another in Logan in September.

For information, go online to walk.jdrf.org or call 801-530-0660.