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Thank you to Prince of Peace and Baylor Delta Epsilon Psi

February 8, 2012

The JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter would like to send a special thank you to some organizations making a difference by fundraising for diabetes research!

Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton held a School Walk and fundraiser with a wonderful success of over $1,300 raised for JDRF. The JDRF Staff received a note from a 14-year old student of the school, Chris Holmgren, which we have included below. Chris does not have type 1 diabetes, but has been inspired by friends living with the disease to donate to further fund diabetes research for a cure.

Children like Chris are the reason for our passionate fundraising to support JDRF research!

Delta Epsilon Psi of Baylor, a South Asian interest fraternity, hosted a public lecture Juvenile Diabetes: Its Impact and Race for a Cure, at Baylor University in Waco, TX on February 1st. The lecture featured professor of sociology Dr. Kevin Dougherty who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. Dougherty shared about the hardships he faced growing up with a chronic disease and Kristen Pool, a Waco resident and T1D mother, attended the event to represent JDRF.

The eight-active-member fraternity was able to raise $5,000 for JDRF through their two main fundraising events, “The Sugar-Free Bowl” flag football tournament in the fall and the “Who’s Got Game” three-on-three charity basketball tournament they host in the spring. JDRF is Delta Epsilon Psi’s chosen philanthropy in honor of a fraternity brother from the UT Austin Chapter from 10 years ago.

Both the Baylor and UT Dallas Chapter’s have provided support through fundraising for JDRF Dallas.

To further read about the event, please visit the Baylor Lariat website.

Schedule your School Walk for the Spring 2012 Semester or a 3rd Party Team JDRF Event by contacting Dolores Johnson at dsjohnson@jdrf.org or (214)764-6770.


To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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