[UPDATE] Local Teen Raises Dollars 4 Diabetes

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

May 18, 2012 -

Statement from Don May, Senior Vice President at Farmers & Merchants Bank

Good morning! I just wanted to give one last thank you to everyone that supported Haley’s Dollars 4 Diabetes Car Wash this year. With your help, the final total was an amazing $12,770 raised, bringing the five year total to over $42,000. 100% of this money goes to the American Diabetes Association. Our family is very grateful to each of you that supported this event in any way. Haley certainly understands that, while we washed a LOT of cars, we did not wash almost $13,000 worth. This success is completely due to people like you and we very much appreciate it. Thank you again from the May family.


Tallahassee, FL -- April 28, 2012 --

One local teen continues her fight against diabetes, while raising awareness.

Haley May was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11 back in 2007.

Ever since, she's been a strong young advocate for the disease that affects more than 26 million Americans.

Today, along with her family and friends she hosted the 5th annual May family Dollars 4 Diabetes car wash. The past 4 years they have raised $30,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

"We've actually had diabetics out here and it just shows how much were motivated to find a cure for this disease," said May.

They raised close to $10,000 for this year's annual car wash.

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  • by tyrone Location: tally on May 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    my name is tyrone and have diabetes to i really know how it is i have type 2 and it tires me out alot great job haley.
  • by Sherry Location: Talla on Apr 30, 2012 at 01:54 PM
    Great Job Haley. You are a special young lady and I wish you the best!
  • by Don Location: Tallahassee on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:51 AM
    This is Haley's dad. Thank you for the kind comments. Haley will read them after she gets out of school today. There are a LOT of wonderful people in Tallahassee that supported this event. THANK YOU!!
  • by DD on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:53 AM
    $10,000 with a carwash?
  • by AnonHe's on Apr 29, 2012 at 04:30 PM
    Way to go Haley!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM in reply to AnonHe's
      Indeed! Well done Haley!!! We need movers and shakers like you in the world.
  • by /teresa on Apr 29, 2012 at 03:35 PM
    Thank You, Haley! You have shown us that ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!! It's obvious that you will help make this earth a better place because YOU are here.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2012 at 07:00 PM in reply to /teresa
      Amen. Haley, please go further. Help with Type 2 diabeties also caused by National epedemic childhood obesity by joining First Lady Michelle Obama in encouraging more kids to eat more fresh fruits and veggies. You are young, have been thru alot with your own Type 1 diabeties, and they will listen to you. Kudos to FL Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in taking over FL public school lunches (from DOE)& providing FL local fresh fruits, veggies, meats and dairy putting more Floridians back to work. Great going Pres. Obama by reallocating funds and deleting Fed Farm Bill cash payouts to farmers who don't plant food crops and injecting those funds directly feeding our Nation's children. Thanks Com. Putnam in your fight in grabbing those federal dollars for FL. Parents, grandparents and all people of Florida, please pracice healthy eating habits & exercising with your kids to end all obesity reducing medical visits that reduces expensive cost of our Nation's healthcare system. A special thanks to Farmer Merchants Bank, The Cake Shop, Leon and Chiles High School students with car washes, bake sales fundraising, and patrons who got their vehicles washed and bought goodies that helped Haley in helping others with diabeties. Now take your passion all the way to the Whitehouse and you will see something great turn into something even greater! The need is tremendous. I enjoyed this story WCTV. Thank you and God Bless you Haley and all those you are helping! (My beloved young uncle died at age 28 of undiagnosed Type 1 diabeties and my best friend co-worker age 52 died in front of us at work with Type 2 diabeties).
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