Raising Diabetes Awareness

Raising Diabetes Awareness Photo
Staff and student volunteers at Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School recently joined together to combat diabetes during a schoolwide Juvenile Diabetes Research fundraiser.

As part of the initiative, school nurse Gail O’Connor conducted an interactive video presentation during gym classes in an effort to speak with the students about the disease, and explain how students and the school community could help fund research. Several OBMS students who have juvenile diabetes spoke to their classmates about how the disease affects their lives, and how important it is to fund the research to provide relief and a cure.

After learning more about the topic, the students were then asked to help raise money by selling paper sneakers, and taking part in a communitywide walk event which will take place later this May.