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Luncheon fundraiser kicks-off Diabetes Awareness

by Bonnie Whitehead

HARRISTON - November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and events were kicked-off with a luncheon on Oct. 26 hosted by the women of the Royal Canadian Legion in Harriston.

Sixty-five people took part in the luncheon fundraiser in support of the launch of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) annual residential door-to-door campaign to bring awareness to this condition that affects over three million Canadians and their families. The goal is to raise funds to support research initiatives to find a cure for diabetes.

Fund development co-ordinator Ghzala Khan, from the Kitchener office of the CDA, was impressed with the number of people who supported the event. She brought along notices for the Diabetes Expo in Kitchener on Nov. 12 featuring Dr. Ian Blumer, author of Diabetes for Dummies.

Clothesline bags were handed out for anyone who would like to donate their unwanted clothes and goods.

Canvassers are already out knocking on neighbourhood doors looking for financial donations. For more information on the Diabetes Expo, call 519-338-3181.

To make a donation of gently used clothing or household goods call 1-800-505-5525 to arrange a free pick-up.


November 11, 2011


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