Act Locally! Raising Diabetes Awareness

By on September 17, 2013

Today, I want to share a story about Guy Poole. Guy is 69 years old and lost his wife to type 2 diabetes complications in 2004. Sometimes, we forget that there are little things we can do help raise money for a cure and diabetes awareness.

When Guy lost his wife, he decided to do something about helping the diabetes cause. He started walking. Not in big events or in mammoth walks across a continent.

Instead, Guy, who lives in the Canadian province of Labrador, takes his vacation time from work and just walks from one part of the province to the other. He raises money from people and organizations that he knows locally.

Guy has been doing this for approximately 8 years and has raised over $30,000. For the Canadian Diabetes Association. What is interesting about Guy is that he now gets letters from children and adults with diabetes that offer him encouragement. It’s what keeps him going.

So, if you ever wondered how to get started in raising diabetes awareness, just think about walking out your front door! If everyone took a page out of Guy’s book, this would be a lot of money and a lot of awareness generated!

By the way, Guy starts his next walk on September 21. He’s looking for company if anyone wants to join him! Apparently, it can get a bit lonely on the road.

To read the full story, check out the NortherPen.ca.