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PS 52 kids put best foot forward for diabates

Good Samaritans at PS 52 receive an A-plus for raising more than $2,000 for diabetes — plus cheers and fist bumps from gym teacher Lara Novella (left) and Assistant Principal Ellen Quigley.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

Public School 52 students are in a class of their own for putting their feet where their mouths are and raising big bucks for the American Diabetes Association.

Second-grader Carissa Holley has time for a cheery wave as she pounds the pavement.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

The big-hearted bunch walked four times around their school in Sheepshead Bay — the equivalent of a mile — during their fifth annual “Step Out” benefit walk, raising $2,607 for the support and research organization, and boosting their street cred by carrying placards and chanting, “Stamp out diabetes.”

They’re steppin’ out — for a great cause!
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

Students were rarin’ to plod for the stricken, said organizer Lara Novella who teaches gym at the school.

The jolly troupe marches around the Sheepshead Bay school.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

“They were very excited and looking forward to it!”

Nia Thomas (left) and Amida Awofala — both fourth graders — are happy to do their part for the less fortunate.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

An added thrill this year? The budding benefactors met their goal of two grand — and then some, bragged Novella.

Tatyana Leviveva, Angelina Melendez and Melissa Morales are rarin’ to go (from left).
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

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