Mary Turner DePalma

Professor, Psychology

The walk was featured in the October 30th, 2008 Ithacan.

Our team is studying the perceived responsibility for disease onset focusing specifically on diabetes. Because we are involved in a long term project we wanted to be able to help the cause now by participating in a walk. We did a google search for diabetes walks and came across the American Diabetes website: ( We found a walk in Fayettville, we all signed up online and sent out emails asking for donations. We were able to surpass our goal of $1,500.00 in only a few short weeks. Together, “Team Ithaca College” raised $1,605.00! The walk took place October 25th and was a great experience for all. It was a great chance for the team to “step out” from the lab and take an active role in a hands-on activity that helps to provide funding to help combat this disease. It was a lot of fun and we look forward to taking part in a walk again soon!