"This is for all ages; it's for the kids, for moms and dads, for grams and grandpa," said Michael Viti, chairman of the ADA chapter in Utica.
"We talk about how tough the economy is and how things are really hitting everybody but you know what, people still come together," said Viti. "They do their job and they feel responsible themselves to help fight the cause and try to find a cure."
Officials say donations will continue to come in until the end of the month.
According to the ADA, there are 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes, including 5.7 million who do not even know they have the disease.