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Wuddup Dog owner hosting charity event for juvenile diabetes research, 'I just want to help these kids, because I know what it's like'

Hotdog eating contest, dunk tanks and pro-wrestling all in the name of diabetes research
Wuddup Dog in Cambridge will be hosting a charity event in the parking lot on May 21.

Cambridge hotdog eatery, Wuddup Dog is having a charity event on May 21, at 2 p.m. to raise money for juvenile diabetes research.

Todd Johns is the owner of Wuddup Dog and recently put his business up for sale due to health complications caused by his life-long battle with diabetes.  

The event will be in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Having dealt with the disease for so long, Johns can see how children can be affected by this and the problems it can cause to adults. 

“Basically all my medical issues are because I do have diabetes. So I can raise funds to help that one kid from falling apart before he’s in his 40s like I am,” Johns said. 

The fundraiser will have musicians, dunk tanks, pro-wrestling and a hotdog eating contest with the dogs being supplied by Wuddup dog themselves. 

"The hotdog eating contest is $10 to enter and the winner gets half of the money earned, so the more people to join the bigger the pot grows" Johns explains.

A portion of all sales and 100 per cent of tips are being donated to the foundation as well as all money collected from things like the dunk tank and any monetary donations made by the community. 

“The event is free for everyone to come out and enjoy. We’re not selling tickets, we just want people to come out and have a good time,” he said.

Johns is in talks with the mayor and the fire department to see if they can find some more volunteers for the dunk tank. 

There is a page on Facebook where people can get more information here