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Photos: Oakman Elementary Field Day Raises Funds for Diabetes Research

The school presented a check to Walgreens in support of helping cure diabetes.

It was a day of fundraising, learning and fun for , which held its annual Field Day on Friday.

While it's a typical end-of-year celebration for students, Oakman's event included a partnership with Walgreens to help bring awareness and raise money for diabetes research. Oakman students and parents walked around the school's track and supported the cause by donating $1 or more.

Each child was also presented with a pedometer and a drawstring backpack from Walgreens, while Walgreens was presented with a check on behalf of the school for diabetes research.

The event concluded a week of fundraising by classes, who sold raffle tickets for gift baskets and collected funds all week long.

Amged monyiddin June 10, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Thank you Oakman staff and PTA . We had a wonderful year. Thank you Walgreens for all the donations of candy thur out the year also for supporting our cause on field day. Thank you to our students who always answers the call of help. Oakman has given our student an education and awareness of what's going on around them.

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