Mastic Beach, New York - On November 17 and 18, 2011, students in the William Floyd Middle School (WFMS) participated in a walk to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - Long Island Chapter. They were committed every step of the way as they circled round and round the gym during their physical education classes.
The school district is proud to announce that the William Floyd Middle School students raised $1,570.
Theresa Caputo, WFMS PTO secretary said, "On November 4, a representative from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation visited the middle school to share general information about diabetes and about the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser."
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 important of making healthy choices. The money raised through this program helps fund type 1 diabetes research and provides additional dollars for schools to use on equipment, field trips, books or whatever the school needs!
JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.