Friday, October 11, 2013

St. Mark Catholic raises more than $62,000 for diabetes research

St. Mark Catholic officials gave a final tally this week that students raised more than $62,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes for the school's annual spring service project.

They raised money through penny wars, a raffle, family donations and corporate matches.

Students learned about what it's like living with diabetes and the importance of finding a cure when five of the school's students who have Type 1 diabetes presented a video showing how they test their blood sugar, make safe food choices and give themselves insulin.

This is the second year in a row that St. Mark has been the school to raise the most amount of money for the JDRF Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, said school volunteer Amy Burger.