Hundreds of students participate in JDRF Diabetes Walk

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-11 16:24:23-04

NewsChannel 3 is taking action to help find a cure for type one diabetes.

This is in support of the Hampton Roads Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NewsChannel 3 is so proud to be a sponsor of this ongoing effort.

This week, 740 students at Northside Middle School took part in a special walk to raise money for the cause.

They braved the heat to walk for the cause at the school today!

Over the course of several weekends, they raised a few thousand dollars. They are still counting the proceeds!

Organizers say events like this help to educate and build a support system in the community.

This was the first year for the Juvenile Diabetes walk at Northside Middle, but planners hope to make this an annual event.

They want to make sure children with diabetes and their friends are more aware of the disease to offer their friendship and support.