Central School Students Raise $4955
Central School’s students and their families joined the staff and community members to participate in JDRF’s “Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes Program”. Students learned about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They know that in the United States every day 40 children are diagnosed with type1diabetes. They learned that while diagnosis frequently occurs in childhood and adolescence, diabetes can and does strike adults as well.
Diabetes is one of the most costly chronic diseases and children who have T1D will never outgrow it. To stay alive they must take multiple insulin injections or use an insulin pump. They test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers about six times a day. But insulin is not a cure!
It was for these reasons that Central School’s students and their families chose to make a difference by raising money for T1D research.
They had a kick off for their campaign on September 26th. Students asked for support by talking to and sending emails to friends and family members.
The Kids Walk was held on October 10th and students, staff, family and community members enjoyed a healthy brisk walk to celebrate their success. Over $4955.00was given to JDRF and it was impressive to learn from the Kids Walk organizer that there were more students that opted out of receiving prizes so more money could go to JDRF than she have seen at any othe Kids Walk. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. JDRF’s strategic plan is to progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people’s lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone.