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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Money for Dash for Diabetes

Regional | by Peter Jackson  

Anonymous donor offers funds to people 18 and under as part of Dash for Diabetes.

On this first holiday weekend of the summer officials with the annual Dash for Diabetes in Goderich and Kincardine are looking forward.

But first they're awarding cheques to young people who live with the condition.

Organizer Frank Gardiner tells us the money comes by way of an anonymous donor in Goderich.

If you're 18 or younger and can prove you live with Type One diabetes you can contact [email protected] within the next 10 days to qualify for a 25-dollar cheque.

Gardiner notes the cheque presentations are also a way to heighten awareness of Type One diabetes.

He says kids in Huron and much of Bruce who live with Type One diabetes have to travel to London for treatment.

London is the closest centre which has specialists who can monitor the insulin-dependent condition and deal with any complications.

Plans for the Goderich and Kincardine runs are starting to come together.

Gardiner advises Goderich-area residents to circle Saturday July 2nd on their calendars -- that's when the community's Dash for Diabetes will be held.

He indicates the date for the event in Kincardine isn't completely firmed up yet but will likely be held on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend.

Gardiner says the move to Sunday is because cottagers in the Inverhuron area have shown an interest in taking part in the Kincardine Dash for Diabetes.


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