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Northeast Times | September 22, 2021

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KISD Nation’s Top Fundraiser for School Walk for Diabetes… Again!

KISD Nation’s Top Fundraiser for School Walk for Diabetes… Again!

The American Diabetes Association has named Keller ISD Number 1 in the nation in fundraising for the School Walk for Diabetes event for the second year in a row.

In 2014, 1,500 participants helped raise more than $73,000 to help further the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. In 2013, Keller ISD raised more than $44,000 to support the American Diabetes Association through School Walk for Diabetes.

Keller ISD was the top district in North Texas in 2012 and in the Top Five in the nation. Since 2008, KISD’s School Walk for Diabetes has raised more than $193,000.

Nearly 100 KISD students suffer from Type 1 diabetes, along with an undetermined number of children at risk for Type 2. Approximately 23.6 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 5 million of them do not even know they have the disease. By participating in School Walk for Diabetes, students in the District actively learn life-long lessons about preventing diabetes and helping others who have the disease, as fundraising efforts further the mission of the ADA.

Congratulations to Keller ISD’s Nursing Department and the campus nurses of KISD for organizing this annual event and earning recognition as the top fundraising district in the nation from the American Diabetes Association.

The 2015 Keller ISD School Walk for Diabetes is set for March 28 at KISD Stadium.