During the month of April, students in the Wrentham Public Schools raised $17,711.07. in the JDRF Kids Walk fundraiser, coordinated by the school nurses: Julie Cashman, Kerry Richardson, and Karen Prew.
The JDRF Kids Walk program is an educational, in-school fundraising program with two goals; to educate students about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle; and, to provide them with an opportunity to make a difference by raising money for Type 1 diabetes research.
The Delaney and Roderick Elementary schools are home to 1154 students and seven have Type 1 diabetes.
The fundraiser began with a kick-off assembly to educate students on Type 1 Diabetes and the importance of research and finding a cure. Some of their fellow classmates with Type 1 shared what it was like living with diabetes.
Throughout the two week fundraiser, students collected money and hung colorful paper sneakers in the hallways at school to represent those who donated. The fundraiser concluded with students taking a celebratory walk around the bus circle.