Saturday, January 29, 2011

Foundations Academy Students Go the Distance with Record Donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

New Charter School Raises Record Amount in Colorado

Brighton, Colorado , Jan. 28, 2011 – Foundations Academy students recently laced up their shoes and took to the streets to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the fight for a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The new tuition-free public charter school hosted a Kids Walk throughout the surrounding neighborhood to support JDRF. Foundations Academy students, families, staff and community members participated and raised the largest amount of any school in Colorado and the second most across the nation, $18,421.71.

“After hearing school staff members talk about their personal experiences with type 1 diabetes, our students were exceedingly passionate about this walk,” said Joe Hammond, principal. “The walk supports our school wide commitment to serve others in our community and is shaped by our moral focus philosophy. We couldn’t be more proud of our school community.”

Each year, more than 15,000 children – 40 per day – are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. While type 1 diabetes usually strikes children, adolescents, and young adults, it can be diagnosed in adults as well.

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