Published: Apr 22, 2013 3:00 PM EDT

Hundreds of Southwest Florida residents came out to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual walk at the Bell Tower shopping center. Ron Stephens, the board president, says the walk is a way for members of the community who have been affected by type one diabetes to come together and walk for a cure. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's goal is to raise $176,000.