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PAWS to Assist With Diabetes Walk

Sep 30, 2008
The Professional Association of Women in Science (PAWS) of Ohio Northern University is attending a walk hosted by the Lima Diabetic Center on Oct. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Apollo Career Center.

Organizers are staging the walk to raise funds and awareness for children with diabetes. The members of PAWS will provide educational material to the public, play games, paint faces, fill balloons, and host learning activities. The funds raised prior to the event will provide scholarships for children with diabetes to attend summer camps, where they will learn how to manage their disease through diet, exercise and insulin treatment. These camps are designed to foster independence and self-confidence in children and allow them to interact with other kids who face the same daily challenges. It also is an opportunity for parents to take a break with the knowledge that their children are well cared for.

PAWS was established 14 years ago with the goal of promoting science education and encouraging women to enter science disciplines. This group is open to any student, regardless of major, who is interested in promoting these goals. The organization has a history of being very active on campus and in the community with service projects while also providing science-education opportunities for its members.

For more information on the fundraiser and walk, contact Lorie Zerante at 419-225-7314.
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