Lawson Supports Diabetes Research
Lawson staff wanted to do something to support their students who live with Type 1 Diabetes. Headed by third grade teacher Melanie Sesker, the school decided to hold a fundraiser for JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) during the month of May. They encouraged students to bring in any spare change they have and put it in the “bank” they had in their classroom.
With their efforts, Lawson was able to raise $1671.50 for junior diabetes research. Because of the amount raised, JDRF named them a Bronze School for supporting junior diabetes research. JDRF gave them a personalized banner to thank them for supporting the cause.
In addition to the whole school being recognized, one of Lawson’s students who lives with Type 1 Diabetes also received an honor from JDRF. Keith Beaderstadt was chosen to be a JDRF Youth Ambassador. This program encourages ambassadors to share their Type 1 Diabetes story and help people understand why the search for the cure is important.