The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held an assembly at Walnut Street School on Friday. Organized by school nurse, Lori Ferretti, the assembly was aimed at educating students about type I diabetes, which impacts one of their own first grade students, Mikey. Ms. Ferretti wanted to give students a better understanding of the disease and how it can affect a person’s life, whether it’s a fellow student, friend, or family member. The school will also be fundraising to help JDRF cure, prevent, and treat diabetes. Students were provided with paper sneakers (the symbol for JDRF) that will be returned and displayed around the school for each donation. In addition, on Friday, November 3, JDRF representatives will come back to Walnut to announce how much money was raised and students will take a celebratory walk, participate in fun activities, and receive a sugar-free treat to reward them for their advocacy work. Walnut Street’s HSA parent group is assisting with volunteers and supplies.
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