Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Raises Thousands
For Immediate Release:
Contact Janice Scott
Assistant Director of Public Information
League City – Ward Elementary students, their teachers and families walked their way to a donation of considerable size. Their efforts added up to almost $11,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Kindergartner Jaycee Danford and 3rd grader Hanna Price raised the most money, about $700.00 each.
This is the fifth year the school has raised money to help find a cure for the chronic disease. More than 600 students took part in the walk. All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders followed a three mile course while grades K-2 walked for a mile and a half.
CCISD Board Trustee Ralph Parr was on a walk with his Beagle and saw the inspiring sight. “The children were clapping, singing and chanting as they enjoyed the beautiful weather. There seemed to be a number of parents along too. They were accompanied by a CCISD Security car for safety. What a beautiful thing for these students to enjoy exercise, our beautiful weather and relaxed company.”
Several students at the school have diabetes and are the inspiration for this fundraising drive. “We are aware of the importance of diet and exercise and know that diabetes is becoming epidemic, said PE Coach Marcy Sellars, “We are so proud to participate in this campaign.”
Every year Ward Elementary students have raised the most pledges for Juvenile Diabetes in the district.