Kids Helping Kids: Grade 2 Students Hold a Walkathon for the Global Center for Glycogen Storage Disease
For their MLK Jr. Community Service Day project, second grade students held a Walkathon to raise money for the Global Center for Glycogen Storage Disease. This charity is particularly meaningful to DCD since Maren Ouellette, first grader and sister of Avery in the second grade, was diagnosed with this disease when she was 10 months old. The center does critical research and provides treatment to those with GSD.
As part of the Walkathon project, Katie Ouellette, Maren’s mom, visited with the second grade to teach the students about GSD and answer their questions about the disease. The students then asked family and friends for pledges for each lap they walked or for a maximum pledge amount. Parents also made posters to cheer them on as they walked. The second grade students completed their laps in the Rand gym with music playing and parents and teachers cheering. Donations were later collected, and a total of $6,026.10 was raised for the Global Center for Glycogen Storage Disease. It was a wonderful effort by students, parents and teachers in support of our community.