POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 37 ATruro couple will be running for a good cause in Europe this winter. Rick and Angela Hickox will be part of Team Diabetes running The Rome Marathon in March. It is Angela's third marathon and Rick's first. Angela's encouragement and a personal connection helped convince Rick to get involved. "My 10-year-old nephew was recently diagnosed with type-two diabetes," said Rick, a Truro police officer. Jacob receives up to four needles each day and Rick said he has devoted his fundraising efforts to help find a cure for the disease. "It's a great way to have fun, train and raise money for a great cause," said Angela, a Central Nova Scotia paramedic. The couple has been running various races this year across the province in preparation for the 26.2-mile marathon. And Rick has steadily improved his time. "He's faster than me and I've been running for six years," said Angela, who's looking forward to the Rome run. "We start in the Coliseum and end in the Coliseum." The couple is holding a charity auction on Saturday at Kegger's Alehouse to help raise the $5,900 they each must contribute. More than 50 items, donated by local businesses will be up for auction. "They've been very supportive of the effort," Rick said. The list of items includes hotel accommodations, jewelry and green fees at local golf clubs to clothing and restaurant gift certificates. Prize viewing starts at 4 p.m. with the auction starting at 4:30 p.m. Angela added the community, businesses, family and friends have made the run possible. "We wouldn't be able to do it without their support," she said. JASON MALLOY PHOTO Rick and Angela Hickox will be running The Rome Marathon this March to raise funds for diabetes research and education. The couple will hold an auction Saturday to help raise some of the funds needed to participate. By Jason Malloy - Truro Daily News Colchester County, Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Truro couple running for Team Diabetes in The Rome Marathon As originally published