Dance for Diabetes raises more than $13,000
The 29th annual Dance for Diabetes was held Jan. 16 at the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, where more than 425 students, faculty, staff and guests enjoyed a night of music, dining and dancing.
The event raised a grand total of $13,440 for diabetes treatment and education at the Interprofessional Community Clinic, where interprofessional teams of RFU students treat medically underserved adults under faculty supervision.
D4D event coordinator Katie Landry, a second-year student at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, worked with a team of about 15 volunteers to organize the dance.
"Diabetes hits home," said Katie, a native of Racine, WI. "Both my grandparents had it. I remember as a child pricking their fingers to check their blood sugar levels. Since then, I've come across so many people who have diabetes. To be able to help them lead a healthier lifestyle means so much.
"D4D 2016 was a huge success," Katie said. "I'm so grateful for everyone who participated in fundraisers throughout the year and those who attended the dance."