Earlier this month, Talia Worth, a sophomore at Deerfield High School in Illinois, turned a small carnival event into a major fundraiser that earned over $2,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event was called Carnival for a Cure, and attracted more than 200 people in the Deerfield area.
The Carnival for a Cure featured a prize table, games, donation jars, and dozens of baked goods made by students and their families. Although parents helped organize the carnival financially, students were able to collect many of the prizes from their own homes for the event.
Talia became inspired to work on Carnival for a Cure after learning that her sister's friend was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Talia's family hosted the first carnival event two years ago, and were able to raise a total of $4,700.
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