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Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. to speak on diabetes

MARQUETTE — Three-time Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. will help kick off November as National Diabetes Awareness Month by speaking at Northern Michigan University on Friday.

The event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 1100 of Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus. There is no charge for attending.

Hall won 10 medals, including five gold, at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. His talk will include his Olympic career and how it was impacted by his diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in 1999.

Hall has visited the area before, being the headline speaker in 2017 at the Swim Teal Lake for Diabetes, a benefit for the Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network.

His visit next week is sponsored by UPDON and the NMU Student Nurses Association.