Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $12,675
Event Amount Raised: $500
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: May 13, 2022
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.
- Students at Waverly Park Elementary School raised awareness and fundraised for research of type 1 diabetes in coordination with the JDRF foundation.
- The lemonade stand was a hit with students.
- Students assembled a lemon tree filled with positive messages and ran a lemonade stand that raised almost $500.
- Waverly Park teachers also participated in relay races.
Photos courtesy of Lynbrook Public Schools