Babler student benefits from Girls on the Run
A fundraiser benefiting The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation was held on Nov. 4 as a service project of the Babler Elementary School Girls on the Run team.
The goal was to raise awareness of and funding for research on Wolfram syndrome, a rare form of diabetes, as well as support one of Babler’s own, second-grader, Raquel Gebel, who suffers from the syndrome.
Over 200 individuals participated in the 1-mile walk/run along the Wildwood Trails, which concluded with a health fair and carnival at Babler Elementary School. The cost for participation in the event was $15 per person which included a race T-shirt and silicone bracelet with the “STOP WOLFRAM SYNDROME” message.
Raquel, the granddaughter of the late Jack Snow and niece of former San Francisco Giants first baseman, J.T. Snow, was diagnosed with Wolfram syndrome in late 2010.
“We are so grateful for the hard work of the Girls on the Run team and their leader, Tara Ference, for so generously donating their time and efforts to raise money and awareness of our foundation and of this terrible illness,” said Snow Foundation president and co-founder, Stephanie Snow Gebel, mother of Raquel. “Every dime counts toward helping stop the progression of Wolfram syndrome for Raquel and others like her who are suffering from this rare disease.”
The Snow Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing funding for Wolfram syndrome research worldwide.