Waverly Park Fundraises for Type 1 Diabetes Research

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The Waverly Park Elementary School community in the Lynbrook Public School District celebrated a week of fundraising for research and raising awareness of type 1 diabetes with the non-profit JDRF.

The week kicked-off with a Zoom call with Waverly Park graduate Jonathan Marcus, who talked to students about his daily life with type 1 diabetes. Jonathan said to students, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade,” and he discussed how life has its challenges, but you always make the best of it. The week continued with read alouds, a “wear yellow” day and teacher relay races. Students also assembled a school lemon tree with positive words and pictures.

The week culminated with a school lemonade stand which raised nearly $500 for the JDRF foundation.

Date Added: 5/18/2022