Castle Montessori Schools, a leader in Montessori education, held their second annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) “Walk to Cure Diabetes” and are proud to announce contributions in excess of $45,000. The funds were raised by the families that attend the schools along with matching contributions by the founders, Vikas and Varsha Patel.
Students of Castle Montessori Schools, some as young as age three, participated in the “Walk to Cure Diabetes” and learned about the disease and what it is like to live with diabetes. JDRF representatives also spoke to the students about the importance of exercising regularly and eating healthy.
“We are extremely honored and excited that Castle schools have helped us with our efforts to find a cure for diabetes.”, said Ms. Dolores Johnson, Corporate Alliance Director for JDRF. “In the midst of economic challenges, it is the generosity of the families that we serve that has made this year’s JDRF event an even greater success. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of such a worthy cause.”, said Vikas Patel, CEO Castle Montessori Schools..
Founded in 2007, Castle Montessori schools have been actively involved in fundraising for such charitable organizations as The Salvation Army, St. Judes Hospital, and the JDRF to raise more than $70,000 in contributions to date.