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Jake Peters

06 September 2011

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Castle Montessori Schools Raise Over $45,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Castle Montessori Schools Raise Over $45,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research

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.

About JDRF

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable advocate of diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The organization is the largest charitable advocate for diabetes science worldwide.

About Castle Montessori Schools

Castle Montessori Schools are award winning, nationally televised private schools affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) with locations throughout the North Dallas, Texas area. The schools offer classical Montessori curriculum for children ages 12 months to third grade and are well known for employing world-class educators capable of nurturing children and fostering a love of learning.

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