Cypress, TX News – Black Elementary Students Raise More than $16,200 for JDRF

Cypress, TX News (June 6, 2014) - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) recognized Black Elementary School for raising more than $16,200 this spring during a presentation at the school last month.

Black Elementary students raised the funds from April 17 – May 2, concluding with the school-wide Walk to Cure Diabetes on May 2. The students, along with P.E. teachers Mary Miller and Kurt Anselmi, presented a ceremonial check to JDRF development coordinator Rachel Alpert on May 9.

“Mary and I are so proud to work at a school that is so generous when it comes to giving,” Anselmi said.

Black Elementary School students and P.E. teachers Mary Miller and Kurt Anselmi celebrate raising more than $16,200 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) during a presentation at the school last month.

Black has given generously to the JDRF since the 2010 – 2011 school year, generating a four-year total of more than $46,000 in donations.

“The school has been above and beyond fantastic,” said Alpert. “These kids are so motivated and so into raising money for JDRF. They understand the goal of finding a cure, and they really want to help.”

Alpert said the funds raised will go toward diabetes research, as well as developing new technology such as an artificial pancreas and different kinds of insulin.