Riverdale Helps Raise $2,414 Towards Diabetes Research

On a beautiful Saturday morning, October 21st, the Riverdale K8 School community came together at the Memphis Zoo to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk. This remarkable event brought students, parents, and staff together for a day of fun, support, and advocacy for those living with juvenile diabetes. Among the enthusiastic participants were Riverdale Cheer, the Raider Mascot, and dedicated members of Riverdale's Junior Honors Society and Student Government Council. Together, they raised an impressive $2,414 towards diabetes research.

Walking for a Worthy Cause

The JDRF One Walk at the Memphis Zoo is an annual event aimed at raising awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes research. This year, Riverdale K8 School showed their unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by this condition.

Riverdale Cheerleaders, led by their enthusiastic sponsors, Mrs. Faught, and Mrs. Shuster, added an extra layer of spirit and energy to the event. Their spirited cheers helped set a positive tone for the day. The Raider Mascot, a beloved figure at the school, couldn't be left out and added a touch of whimsy to the event while also serving as a symbol of school pride and unity.

Committed to Giving Back

Riverdale's Junior Honors Society and Student Government Council played a pivotal role in making the JDRF One Walk a successful fundraiser. Students from both organizations took on various responsibilities, from fundraising efforts to coordinating logistics on the day of the event. Their dedication to the cause was evident throughout the planning process and the walk itself.

Together, they rallied their peers and their community to support their fundraising efforts, tapping into the school's collective spirit of giving. Parents, friends, and family members eagerly joined the students in their quest to raise funds and awareness for juvenile diabetes research.

Raising $2,414 for Diabetes Research

The collective efforts of Riverdale K8 School helped raise $2,414 out of the total $103,906 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This significant contribution will go a long way in supporting research that aims to improve the lives of those affected by juvenile diabetes and, ultimately, finding a cure.

The event, which featured a scenic walk through the Memphis Zoo, brought the community closer together while also shedding light on the importance of research and support for those living with diabetes. The atmosphere was filled with positivity, as participants of all ages came together for a common cause.


Riverdale K8 School's participation in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk at the Memphis Zoo on Saturday, October 21st, was a heartwarming testament to the power of community and compassion. Through the efforts of Riverdale Cheer, the Raider Mascot, and the dedicated members of Riverdale's Junior Honors Society and Student Government Council, the school raised an impressive $2,414 for diabetes research.

This event was not only a display of generosity but also a reminder of the importance of supporting research and initiatives that aim to improve the lives of individuals living with juvenile diabetes. Riverdale K8 School's participation serves as an example of how a close-knit community can make a significant impact in the fight against this condition.

As the Riverdale community continues to grow and learn, they remain committed to making a positive difference in the world and supporting those in need. The success of this event demonstrates the potential for change when people come together for a noble cause, and it is a reminder that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a profound impact on the lives of others.