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Team Ryder's Hero Squad joined the walkers during Saturday's 16th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes in and around Yokuts Park.

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Children including a silhouetted Brent McClanahan III, right, test their skill levels on the climbing wall Saturday in Yokuts Park during the Cure for Diabetes events.

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Connor Collins has a nice view Saturday in Yokuts Park while waiting with his family for the start of the annual Diabetes Walk.

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Everyone was there Saturday — even several of the characters from the Star Wars movies — during the 16th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at Yokuts Park.

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Walkers get a good start through Yokuts Park during the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser and awareness event Saturday in Bakersfield.

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The weather was fine for Walk to Cure Diabetes participants Saturday in Yokuts Park for the annual event.

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Jessica Martinez, left, Jamie Swetalla, and Brittany Louey, right.

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Hannah Tran and Fahad Molla.

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Tris Thompson, left, Cody Hanly, Tristan Thompson, and Tristan Thompson III, right.

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Destiny Walker, left, Jaquelyn Montijo, and Breanna Woolley, right.

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Denise Whittington and Sandy Hyde.

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Ryder's Hero Squad. The Whittington family.

Yokuts Park was the site of the 16th Annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.