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Stallings Elementary School raises $6,732.81 for JDRF

Luke Jackson, Brady Sutton, Riley Campbell and Ally Henning proudly display two awards the school received recently from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation after the school raised $6,732.81 in just two weeks.

Stallings Elementary School teamed up with Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund International (JDRF) in late March to increase awareness and raise money for research to find a cure for diabetes.

The school held a pep rally and students collected donations for a two-week period. Each grade level competed against each other with activities such as hanging paper sneakers on "tracks" in the hallways.

All the hard work paid off. The school raised an amazing $6,732.81. For its efforts, Stallings Elementary School received two awards, "School Rookie of the Year" and "Second Place School" presented on June 4, 2012, by the foundation.

“We are very proud of our Stallings community for their tremendous efforts,” said Mrs. Sutton, a Stallings Elementary parent.

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.

For more information on JDRF go to the foundation's web site.

Written by: Janice Deane, Instructional Assistant, Stallings Elementary School
Posted: Jul 03, 2012 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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