Each year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the United States alone. That breaks down to be forty children each day. While diagnosis most often occurs in childhood and adolescence, it can and does strike adults as well. It is one of the most costly chronic diseases, and children with diabetes will never outgrow it. To stay alive, they must take multiple insulin injections or use an insulin pump, and they test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood about six times a day.
Insulin is not a cure! That is why Cannon School is proud to bring the JDRF Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes to campus for the first time. With each child’s participation, he/she will learn what it means to help fellow classmates with diabetes by becoming an advocate for a cure and improving lives.
We will kick off our fundraising efforts on Wednesday, March 25 with an all-school assembly. At that time, we will distribute more information and donation envelopes. All faculty, staff, and students will be participating in the walk. Parents are welcome to join their children on the walk.
Dollars collected will be donated to JDRF and targeted towards funding new technologies to dramatically improve the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Thank you for your support of this worthy cause.