Diabetes Forecast

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Dodgeball Doesn’t Duck Diabetes

Illinois students put their own spin on the School Walk for Diabetes program

Kids at Hoffman Elementary School in Glenview, Ill., are helping raise money for diabetes research.

Schools across the country, including Hoffman Elementary School in Glenview, Ill. (above), are dodging, ducking, dipping, and diving to raise money for diabetes research and educate children about diabetes. The dodgeball activity is an extension of the American Diabetes Association School Walk for Diabetes® program. “It’s a fun way to get parents and kids and everyone involved together outside of school,” says Mallory Dahlquist, associate manager of youth initiatives at the ADA’s Chicago-area office. When a school raises more than $1,000 for the Association, 10 percent is donated back to the school for physical education equipment, to continue to promote a healthy lifestyle for all students. To learn more about how to bring School Walk (or dodgeball, or any other fund-raiser involving physical activity) to your child’s school, visit


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