Dimes to Support Research

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In honor of November being designated National Diabetes Awareness Month, Rocky Point Middle School students and staff helped raise funds for one of the fastest-growing diseases around the world – type 1 juvenile diabetes.

Under the leadership of the Middle School Natural Helpers Club, students and staff at the Rocky Point Middle School hosted a Dimes for Diabetes contest to see which grade could collect the most dimes for diabetes. The students and staff wore blue to show support for diabetes awareness and donated spare change throughout the month. 

As a result of the school community’s generosity, Rocky Point donated $586.36 to JDRF, a nonprofit organization that works to find better treatments, preventions and, hopefully, a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.