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Creekland Middle School Students Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes
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CANTON, GA -- During the week of Oct. 4-8, students at Creekland Middle School in Canton participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Over 1,200 students and teachers walked to find a cure and get some exercise in the process.

Creekland mom Theresa Martin started the walk at Canton's Macedonia Elementary in 2004 when her daughter Allison began kindergarten there. During Allison's six years at the school, over $36,700 was raised for diabetes research. Now that she is in middle school, Allison and her mom can continue to participate, thanks to Creekland principal Dr. Deborah Wiseman's efforts to start up a walk at Creekland.

The first Creekland diabetes walk was a huge success, with students and teachers purchasing over 1,200 paper sneakers, resulting in a donation of $2,140 to the JDRF.

Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes is an educational school fundraiser that teaches students the benefits of healthy living. Students raise money to fund diabetes advocacy, research and education while also earning thank-you gifts for themselves and the school.

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