Laura Sprague School plans diabetes walk
Updated: May 27, 2012 8:16AM
On Friday, April 27, students and staff at Laura B. Sprague School will participate in a school walk to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Rain date is May 4.
The walk is designed to educate students about the growing diabetes epidemic. Event materials are on the District 103 virtual backpack web page at www.district103.k12.il.us/vbackpack.htm.
Sprague School has been one of the top fundraising schools in the nation for the ADA and received the GIVE Award at the ADA’s Volunteer Awards Reception in Chicago on Feb. 21. In 2011 alone, Sprague School raised more than $36,125 at its school walk through the generosity of students, families and staff members.
Over the last nine years, the school has raised more than $206,000 for the ADA. Money raised has supported the ADA’s mission to conduct research and educate the public about diabetes through information and advocacy.
Half-day kindergarten students will begin their walk on April 27 at 10:05 a.m. Other students will begin their walk as follows: full-day kindergarten, 11:50 a.m.; first grade, 12:25 p.m.; second grade, 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., a check will be presented to the ADA representative, Ashley Oakes, during a school-wide assembly.
Laura B. Sprague School is part of Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103.