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Walk for the Cure Project initiated
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING -- Coldspring- Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District invites local residents to join the 2011 Joshua Kraemer Memorial Walk for the Cure Project. On October 27, Kraemer’s birthday, walkers will take to the tracks, sidewalks, or street at 2:30 p.m. to benefi t the Joshua Kraemer Scholarship Fund and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Kraemer died in March 2010 from complications associated with juvenile diabetes. He was an eighth grader at Lincoln Junior High. In his memory, Tammy Moore, R.N., director of COCISD health services, organized the 2010 Walk. The event collected more than $3,000 each for JDRF and the scholarship fund. This year, Kraemer’s father, Alan Kraemer, has designed a t-shirt for walkers to wear in his son’s honor. The shirts are purple, Joshua Kraemer’s favorite color, and sell for $12 each. Proceeds from the sale of the shirt benefi t the scholarship fund. Shirts can be ordered from Moore at (936)653-1185. Also, the public can donate to JDRF by purchasing a paper sneaker for $1 at Brookshire Brothers grocery store. The donor can write their name on the sneaker or the name of an honoree. For walkers, the trek will be a 15-minute stretch at each COCISD campus or at a site convenient to the participant. “We want it to be easy for everyone to demonstrate their support and actually walk, whether it’s at a campus, around the courthouse, church building, or your own backyard,” Moore said.