Raising Funds For Diabetes

Employees are helping to make a change for people suffering from diabetes.

By: Morgan Zimmermann, Staff Writer

From the beginning of September up until the 19th, the Walgreens on Victory Boulevard is raising money for the American Diabetes Association. In the Hampton Roads alone, 10% of the population suffers from diabetes, which is roughly 200,000 people. This disease is the leading cause of adult blindness, non-traumatic lower limb amputations, heart disease, and stroke. People may suffer from either Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, which all have specific complications. The organization wants to help improve the quality of people’s lives, and eventually come up with a cure. They help 6,000 children a year at summer camps targeted for kids with diabetes, assist 50,000 people with the treatment and managing of the disease, and have raised roughly $435 million since it was first formed. For many of the people suffering from this illness, this organizations work is beneficial, and for some, life-changing.

     Walgreens is doing a plethora of things to reach the goal of $1,000 by October 19th. During every transaction, the cashier is required to ask for a donation of $1 or more. In addition to that, Morgan Zimmermann is running a car wash on the 16th from one to four p.m, and a three-day long bake sale will follow it. Zimmerman and her team are going to be selling chocolate chip cookies, cherry chocolate cake, cupcakes, muffins, and brownies. With all of the Walgreens staff members hard work and dedication, they hope to reach or even exceed the goal.