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Nottingham School raises $14,573 for juvenile diabetes research

06/19/2013 08:30PM ● Published by ACL

Pictured at the kickoff of the Kids Walk campaign at Nottingham Elementary School are (from left) Dana Gold, Kids Walk coordinator for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Amanda Young, Nottingham Kids Walk coordinator; assistant principal William Vogt, third graders Aisha Martin and Drew Galante, both of whom are diagnosed with Type I diabetes; Drew's dad Jason, Kids Walk parent representative; and mom Miriam.

The students, families and staff of Nottingham Elementary School recently held their first Kids Walk event, which raised $14,573 for the  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The two-week campaign culminated on May 9, when all classrooms spent part of the afternoon walking around the Oxford Area High School track to help raise awareness of Type I diabetes and to support classmates who have been diagnosed with this form of diabetes. Second-grade teacher Amanda Young served as school coordinator for the event, and Jason Galante served as parent representative throughout the planning and implementation of Kids Walk. 

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Enjoying the Kids Walk held May 9 to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are (from left) Gene Huller and daughter Brianna, and second graders Dakota Kates and Emily Horton.


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