Sixty Scarsdale residents made big strides and raised a mountain of money for diabetes research this past weekend. On Sunday, September 30th, a group of neighbors from Edgewood took part in the American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes at Mercy College. Team Edgewood was the biggest team participating in the charity walk that day which included hundreds of people from around the county. The team raised over $10,000 for the charity-- more than any other team participating in the walk.
The inception of this fundraising team started with longtime Scarsdale resident, Margaret Marcus. She became involved in raising money for diabetes when her son’s close friend was diagnosed with the disease. She decided to raise money for the ADA since it is an all-inclusive charity that does not distinguish between Type I and Type II diabetes in terms of how it spends its money.
Marcus asked several local businesses for raffle prices to help raise money for her charity. She then went to her friends and neighbors for support. Not only was she amazed by the generosity of those businesses, neighbors and friends who wanted to help her with her goal, but it seemed that many were also touched by diabetes with a friend or family member dealing with the disease. As it turns out, many wanted not only to help support Margaret financially with her goal. They also wanted to get involved by walking and raising money for a good cause.
There is still time to contribute to Margaret and her team ... click here to join the fight.
Jen is a freelance journalist who has covered the economy and markets for over a decade at a major financial news outlet. She lives in Scarsdale with her husband and 2 children. Jen has yet to bake a successful batch of cookies.