Paris School staff raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Anthony and his group of friends and family, left, and Paris School staffers, right. /Submitted photos

Anthony and his group of friends and family, left, and Paris School staffers, right. /Submitted photos

Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation were given by Paris School staff on behalf of Anthony, a student at Paris School.

On Saturday, Sept. 71, several staff members participated in the JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Milwaukee County Zoo. JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1diabetes. It sets the global agenda for type 1 diabetes and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide. More than 80% of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education (

The walk is becoming an annual event for Paris School staff members, who have now participated for the second year and plan to continue to show their support in the years to come. Not only is the walk a great experience and fun for the entire family, it is a great opportunity for staff members to show their support for a great cause.

Just as last year, Anthony’s family organized a team consisting of family members, school staff, and friends. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure and Anthony’s group is dedicated to supporting Anthony in all ways possible.

Staff members would like to express their gratitude towards the Maxon family for having the opportunity to be part of such an important event and to Anthony who is an inspiration to us every day. Anthony, who is now in second grade, is a responsible young boy with an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards all that he does. He has taken much pride in knowing that he has such a large support system. Last year during the annual Paris School Young Writer’s Club, Anthony wrote and illustrated a book about an alligator that discovers he has type 1 diabetes. His book shares a touching, familiar story.


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