Social Justice puts a squeeze on diabetes

 Deloraine School Social Justice Club teamed up with Diabetes Canada to raise funds to send kids with type1 diabetes to medically-supervised Diabetes Canada D-Camps. This is done through the Put A Squeeze on Diabetes campaign which is now in its 5th year.

  Kathy Beernaert, volunteer with Diabetes Canada brought this idea to the school and they got right on board. They organized and hosted a Lemonade stand fundraiser on June 4. The lunch consisted of a hot dog, fresh fruit and lemonade to enjoy over the lunch hour.

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 “It was very worth hosting on behalf of Diabetes Canada. We are so happy to help fundraise through PAS to enable children with type 1 Diabetes the opportunity to attend D-Camps in safety and learn to thrive. The family picnic BBQ, complete with lemonade, brought in about $675.00,” said Teresa Dillabough, Social Justice Co-Advisor.

“Diabetes Canada is very grateful to Deloraine School and Kathy for their hard work and generous support of the Put a Squeeze on Diabetes campaign in support of the Manitoba D-Camps program,” said Kelly  Lambkin, Manager, Community Engagement – Diabetes Canada.

  Background about D-Camps – For nearly 70 years, D-Camps have given kids with type 1 diabetes a break from being different. Camp is one of the few places where everyone just “gets it” and nothing must be explained. The kids get to meet other children who share a personal understanding of the challenges that come from living with diabetes, and many of these relationships develop into lifelong friendships. Campers learn about diabetes management and education through as experiential approach. For more information, visit www.diabetes.ca or www.putasqueeze.ca

 

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