Looking for Your Support in Fighting Childhood Diabetes

Looking for Your Support in Fighting Childhood Diabetes

Apr 05, 2019

Dear Bettendorf Community School District Parents, Staff, and Students,

Each day, 40 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the United States alone. That’s the equivalent of an entire classroom full of students each and every day. While diagnosis frequently occurs in childhood and adolescence, it can and does strike adults as well. Diabetes is one of the most costly chronic diseases, and children who have T1D will never outgrow it. To stay alive, they must take multiple insulin injections or use an insulin pump, and they test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers about six times a day.

There is not a cure. But there is hope. That is why our school is proud to participate in JDRF One Walk®, Our students will be raising funds for critical T1D research and learning what it means to make a difference!

Leading up to Walk Day, we will be raising funds by participating in the walk. Register under the Team Name “Bulldogs Fight Back” or donating online. Visit walk.jdrf.org, then click on Search in the menu to find our team. Once registered, you can create a personal fundraising page, share why your child is walking on social media and send emails to friends and family members asking for their support.

JDRF One Walk will take place on Saturday, May 4th at Blackhawk College in Moline. Event sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk will begin at 10 a.m. We encourage parents and students to come out to Walk Day and celebrate with us!

The funds collected will be given to JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone.

Please visit walk.jdrf.org for more information. Thank you for your support!


Bettendorf School District Nursing Staff: Donna Carlson, Roxanne Schmertmann, Carol Harris Leingang, Meredith Ortego, Lisa Orwitz, Jordan Drane, Alexa Mendoza, Lindsey Burken

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