BFA Fairfax “Cheers for a Cure!”

Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment
FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning. 
Action Step – Ensure students and staff take an active role shaping their
learning using rich, authentic questions, problems they identify, & diverse resources
Indicator of Success – Student voice will have the power to impact the perceptions of others
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On Sunday, May 17th, for the 3rd year in a row the Fairfax Varsity Cheer team supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk To Cure Diabetes, which raises money to help cure Type 1 Diabetes.  Type 1 Diabetes is a life threatening autoimmune disease where a person (most often diagnosed as a child) does not have the ability to produce insulin.  Having type 1 requires the taking of insulin to survive, as well as the monitoring of blood sugar 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Unfortunately, there currently is not cure for this disease.

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Many young people in our Fairfax community are living with Type 1 Diabetes.  Madison Irish, a junior, and member of the Bullet Cheer Team at BFA Fairfax, is one of them.  Three years ago, Madi formed a JDRF walk team called “Madi’s Cheer For A Cure!” The BFA Fairfax Cheer team joined her cause with a fundraiser and cheer routine to perform at the annual walk.

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Together, we are creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

Over the last 3 years Madi’s Cheer For a Cure! has raised more than $13,000 with the cheer team raising well over $2,000 themselves.  On the day of the walk, the team assists with set-up and take-down, and the BFA team highlights the day with a special performance. Through their annual efforts, Coach Michelle Brown and the BFA Fairfax Cheer team are truly demonstrating community service at it’s best!

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