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Continuing The Fight Against Diabetes


Long before our Foundation was formalized in 2001 volunteers were raising money to support diabetes research right here in Edmonton. In the last 15 years we have raised over $2.6 million dollars for diabetes related causes. We had the pleasure of meeting two youth ambassadors, of the over 300,000 Canadians living with Type 1 diabetes, from JDRF who live with diabetes every day. Cassandra is sixteen and her father is a member of the Electrical Workers Local 424 Union. Liam, two years old, was happy to play with the many JDRF “Fund a Cure” bears that we have received over the years. Each bear represents a donation we have made to JDRF. Liam’s father, Jeff, commented, “These donations mean so much to us as a family because they give us hope that one day Liam won't have to count every carb he eats, prick his finger 5-10 times a day and wear an insulin pump and Dexcom every day just to stay alive and healthy.” More information about JDRF can be found on their website