Caroline Borst makes fundraising for a cause look like a piece of (cup)cake. Working together as Caroline’s Crew, the SCS 4th grader and her family and friends held a Cupcakes For A Cure event this spring that raised $7,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). But they didn’t stop there.
The Crew continued to seek donations and pledges ahead of the annual JDRF Walk at the Great Escape and raised an additional $5,000. Now that’s the icing on the cupcake. One of their successful challenges resulted in Caroline’s dad and brothers sporting Mohawk haircuts and blue hair for the walk.
At their Cupcakes For A Cure event at the Schoharie Fire House during late March, Caroline’s Crew sold 74 dozen of the tiny, tasty cakes. The SCS Blue Notes elementary select choir performed songs, Girl Scouts from Troop 2020 passed out cookies and led children’s activities, and SCS 4th grader Noah Florussen performed on his guitar.
When asked about her efforts, Caroline said, “I want to help people have a chance to not have Type I diabetes by helping JDRF find a cure!”
Friends, family and the Schoharie Valley community and beyond have rallied in support of Caroline’s Crew. Caroline was diagnosed with Type I diabetes last year. She and her family have become dedicated advocates of supporting research, raising awareness and educating others about the disease. Well done, Caroline’s Crew!