Diabetes research, care gets boost
Thalanyji’s goal to limit diabetes in remote areas has been given a boost after the Telethon Foundation Trust Board matched Thalanyji’s donation from earlier this year.
Telethon’s funding brings the total to $100,000, which will be used for diabetes research and the care of children from remote regions of WA.
Thalanyji chief executive Matthew Slack said he was incredibly pleased with the announcement.
“It is obviously a cause we are passionate about, so for the Telethon Foundation Trust Board to even consider matching funding is a massive step in achieving real results for those affected,” he said.
According to Diabetes WA, 28,912 people are living with diabetes in regional WA and indigenous Australians are almost four times more likely to have the disease than non-indigenous Australians.