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North Lewis Elementary students, staff raise money for diabetes research

Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 23:58:02-04

NEW IBERIA, La. — The faculty and students at North Lewis Elementary School in New Iberia raised money for diabetes research in honor of the school secretary, Karen Thomas, whose teenage son has Type 1 Diabetes.

According to an email from staff, students and faculty secretly arranged a campaign to wear blue jeans and donate $2 for JDRF, which is a nonprofit organization that funds Type 1 diabetes research.

The staff announced that they had raised a total of $781 for JDRF during the school's Administrative Professional Day on Wednesday.

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