This past weekend, Governor’s students participated in the annual walk for Juvenile Diabetes in Boston.
On October 1, 17 students took part in the 5K walk to end type 1 diabetes. Despite the rainy weather, the Govs walkers kept their spirits high and the walk was a great experience for all who participated.
Kyle Rochford ’18 organized the walk and fundraising at Govs this year. He sold 550 paper sneakers and t-shirts in the weeks leading up to the walk, raising over $1,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research.
Rochford said, “The fact that my friends and classmates came out to this walk means so much to me. It's something that I deal with and know a lot about. Although a cure is certainly something that I would benefit from and something that would change my life, it's far more important to those living with type 1 diabetes in impoverished areas who simply don't have the money to pay for supplies.”
The goal of the JDRF One Walk is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. JDRF holds nearly 200 walks in the United States each year.