This year, the MB Chapter started a new project “We Want to Support You!” where the Chapter will sponsor Members that are trying to raise money for a specific charity or event.
On May 3, 2014, my daughter and I participated in the 2014 Marathon- Lace Up Manitoba, 5mile walk/run for the Junior Canadian Diabetes at the St. Vital Park. It was a chilly morning but my daughter and I met a lot of great people at the event and we had a lot of fun.
I raised over $350 which supports to the Canadian Diabetes Manitoba youth camp. The focus of the camps are to provide children living with type 1 diabetes with opportunities to enjoy an authentic camp experience while having all of their diabetes needs monitored by a dedicated team of trained medical professionals.
While at camp, children learn about diabetes management in an enriching, safe and fun environment. At camp, diabetes education is experiential; meaning that learning about how to better manage diabetes happens through doing. These experiences result in “ah – ha!” moments and “diabetes milestones.” When children leave camp, they will have also gained a new level of independence in managing their diabetes and feel empowered to continue the healthy practices they learned at camp
Thank you CIC for your $25 donation to this great cause!
See how to apply for support here. We would love to highlight other members so I encourage everyone to participate in a good cause!