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Blizzard host fundraiser

ALEXANDRIA - As part of their expanded community outreach program, the Alexandria Blizzard will host a juvenile diabetes fundraiser this Sunday at 5 p.m. when they face the Fargo-Moorhead Jets.

ALEXANDRIA - As part of their expanded community outreach program, the Alexandria Blizzard will host a juvenile diabetes fundraiser this Sunday at 5 p.m. when they face the Fargo-Moorhead Jets.

Fans will meet Max Johnson, a youngster with type I juvenile diabetes who has endured more than 5,000 insulin shots in his young life. They will also have the opportunity to support Max and other kids as they tackle the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Mall of America January 19.

"When you spend your time in the world of sports, it's easy to forget that there are more important things in life than wins and losses," said Blizzard Assistant General Manager Grant McGinnis. "This is an opportunity for the team to help out in the community and to educate people about a good cause."

Last year the "Max's Journey" team - led by his parents Kevin and Amy Johnson - raised more than $10,000 at the walk. The money is used for research aimed at one day finding a cure.

"Hopefully we can give their efforts a little push and they can raise even more money this year," McGinnis said. "We hope our fans will get behind this in a big way."

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