100km walk to aid di­a­betes suf­fer­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

DI­A­BETES af­fects peo­ple, young and old, across the North Bur­nett.

In fact, more than 200,000 Queens­lan­ders are cur­rently liv­ing with the dif­fer­ent types of di­a­betes.

One way to com­bat the prob­lem is through fundrais­ing for or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Di­a­betes Queens­land.

That’s why Jen­nifer Roth, Julie Brother­ton and I are rais­ing money for Di­a­betes Queens­land by do­ing a 100km walk along the Great Ocean Rd in Septem­ber.

Di­a­betes Queens­land pro­vides ser­vices and education pro­grams, un­der­takes re­search and works in the com­mu­nity rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness about di­a­betes and is­sues as­so­ci­ated with this con­di­tion.

Your sup­port makes a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to the lives of chil­dren and adults liv­ing with di­a­betes to help them live long, healthy lives.

To par­tic­i­pate in the Vic­to­rian walk, we need to raise a cer­tain amount, which we plan to do through dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties.

We will have a dog wash this Satur­day at San­dra’s DogWash on the Bur­nett Hwy in Monto, start­ing at from 9am.

For $10, your pup will get a sham­poo and blow dry to walk out sparkling clean.

If you don’t have a dog or would like to help out in an­other way, a do­na­tion jar is cur­rently sit­ting in the Monto IGA.

Also, keep an eye out for other fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place through to Septem­ber.

Thank you to every­one in Monto for help­ing us and be­ing so sup­port­ive of inch­ing to­wards our goal.

– Di­a­betes Queens­land fundraiser Sharon Han­ley

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