Scotia-Glenville students at the high school and middle school were the first to begin their walks today. A group of about 50 students walked 30 minutes from the high school to the softball field in Corporations Park and back. The walk was sponsored by the school nurses, Student Senate and SNAC Club.
Students at the four Scotia-Glenville elementary schools will walk simultaneously at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday; middle school students will walk after school at about 2 p.m. on Friday.
Here are a few pictures from today's walk. Click on the photos to enlarge:
Scotia-Glenville students will "walk" with thousands of other students across the country during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, May 11.
Tony Cervati, a motivational speaker from North Carolina who agreed to come to Glendaal at no charge, will speak about raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and other health and wellness issues with students and staff from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be video streamed to all of the elementary schools. Learn more about him here.
Last week, paper JDRF "sneakers" were sold at the six Scotia-Glenville schools to raise awareness of the May 11 event.
Betsy Williams, the nurse at Glendaal and a coordinator for this event, said the schools are hoping to have students walk simultaneously at all four elementary schools at about 2:15 p.m. Friday.
Because the middle and high schools are dismissed around 2:30 p.m., they will not participate at the same times as the elementary schools.
▪ The middle and high schools were involved with by selling the sneakers as mentioned above last week.
▪ High school students will walk on Thursday, May 10. at 2:45 p.m. The high school walk is sponsored by the school nurses, the Student Senate and SNAC club.
▪ On Thursday morning, middle school students will watch a video in homeroom about the foundation and Juvenile Diabetes. The Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a hat and iPod day on Friday to raise money for JDRF. For each dollar donation, students will be able to wear a hat and use an iPod. They will walk the track during the last half hour of the day on Friday.
The Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes is an educational school fundraising program that raises money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. While raising money for JDRF, students learn about diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices. The money raised through this program helps fund type 1 diabetes research.