Rossi Students Walk to Raise Money for Diabetes Research

Rossi School held its 4th Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes on Nov. 26
The drive was started by Principal Tammy Monahan and Mrs. Kelly Amato, a seventh grade social studies teacher at the school.
Amato said, "It is overwhelming to see the support and dedication Rossi School's students and staff have for such a cause as diabetes.  I have had Type 1 diabetes for 23 years.  It is not the end.  I am able to take care of myself and my family and live with diabetes.  I just have a few other steps in my day to maintain my health."
Inclement weather prevented the students from walking outdoors but that did not dampen spirits. The students paraded around the gymnasium at a brisk pace.
In order to participate, students had to donate a minimum of $5. The first 125 students who chipped in at least $10 received a free t-shirt from the foundation.
The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D, by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. This strategic plan aims to deliver a continuous stream of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for T1D.
According to Manahan, they are expected to raise another $2,500, bringing the grand total to more than $11,000.