Canadian Diabetes Association
The Stouffville Dash for Diabetes - 2017 - 5k Run/Walk Presented by Sorbara Group
Sunday June 18, 2017
Please help us make this year's The Stouffville Dash for Diabetes - 2017 in support of Canadian Diabetes Association one of the best ever
Hello Friends & Family, I hope you will support me in an event to raise funds for a charity near and dear to my heart, the Canadian Diabetes Association. Both my parents developed diabetes as adults. My mom, in particular, was highly insulin dependent.
For those afflicted, it is a shackled existence with monitoring blood sugar levels, insulin injections, food and alcohol exclusions. Diabetes affects virtually every system in the body, in one way shape or form - it isn't a simple matter of "sugar highs & crashes". It especially wreaks havoc on the circulatory system, often resulting in amputations if left unchecked.
On a very personal level, this 5km run, while not a marathon, is an entry level run that I am using as a springboard back into physical fitness. For those who know me well, in the past few years, I have lost both my parents and endured a few significant sports related injuries (and a nasty torn ligament from fall on the stairs!) Back, piriformis, shoulder, ankle... I'm a mess but not ready to throw in the towel! Pushing forward, always.
To quote Mumford & Sons: "In these bodies we live, in these bodies we die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life." I urge you to donate as you're comfortable, to show your support of me and of the Diabetes Association. I know there are a lot of worthy charities pulling at our purse strings, so I thank you for your generosity!
For more information click here to visit the The Stouffville Dash for Diabetes - 2017 website.
Personal Goal: $500 Raised: $755
View people that have helped by sponsoring you.
The following people donated online:
|Allan and Michelle Miranda||$100||Run Fast|
|Mario Leuzzi||$100||good luck|
|Jim & Joan Morrison||$100||In Memory: Gwen (Allen) Galbraith|
|Nora Fulcher||$25||I'm happy to support my most favourite niece!|
|Gavin Harper||$50||Good Luck|
The following people donated offline:
|Roy and Peggy Hayward||$25|
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