Crew Teams to Row Erie Canal to Raise Money for Juvenile Diabetes Research
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Crew teams from McQuaid Jesuit in Rochester and Canisius High School in Buffalo will be rowing for a good cause.
The two high school teams will be rowing the length of the Erie Canal, a total of of 320 miles, for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The idea came from a Canisius student who was looking for a summer challenge and looking to raise money and awareness about a disease that affects one of his friends.
Thirteen students; seven from McQuaid and six from Canisius, launch from the UB Boathouse on Tonawanda Creek on June 14th, ending in Waterford, New York. The teams will need to travel about 50 and 60 miles per day.
"Well, we heard about this and at first it sounded fun. Then we learned more about it, a lot of people know people in their lives that do have diabetes. So, it's something that's one of the lesser known diseases that we need to find a cure for," said Cameron Pizzo, a junior at McQuaid Jesuit.
The teams are trying to reach a combined goal of $50,000. The McQuaid team is currently at $36,000.
If you are interested in donating, click here. All the money raised will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.