2 million reasons to say thank you



    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association wants to send
a special message to its volunteers in honour of National Volunteer Week April
16-20: thank you for the difference you make in our community. From education
and advocacy, to fundraising and administrative support, day after day you
impact the lives of thousands of people living with diabetes in this
community, as well as the more than 2 million Canadians from coast to coast.
    "Volunteers are the Canadian Diabetes Association's greatest assets and
we have 2 million reasons to say thank you for their commitment," says Lisa
Diamond, Director, National Volunteer Program and Public Programs and
Services. "Their efforts impact the lives of more than 2 million Canadians
with diabetes and their efforts help us maintain our leadership role in the
ongoing fight against the global epidemic. Thank you for your dedication,
support and generosity."
    In over 150 communities, volunteers serving in a wide range of roles,
which enable public programs and services, raise funds for research and
advocate against discrimination and ensure equal opportunities. The
Association's volunteers are an invaluable resource and their support and
efforts are helping the more than 2 million Canadians who have diabetes.
    There are a variety of volunteer positions at the Canadian Diabetes
Association including delivering diabetes prevention information, special
events, administration, Speakers' Bureau, Branch Liaison, Pharmacy Liaison,
fundraising and the list goes on. From advocacy efforts of sharing stories
with MPPs to hitting the pavement and going door-to-door during the
residential campaign to supporting an office's administrative needs and public
booth displays, all volunteers are greatly appreciated. Impact the life of
someone you know by volunteering today for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
For information, contact your local branch at 1-800-BANTING or www.diabetes.ca

    The Canadian Diabetes Association works to prevent diabetes and improve
the quality of life for those affected, through research, education, service
and advocacy. With a presence in more than 150 communities, the Canadian
Diabetes Association's strong network of assistance includes volunteers,
employees, healthcare professionals and partners.





For further information:

For further information: Whitney Binns, Manager, Media Relations,
Canadian Diabetes Association, (416) 408-7071, whitney.binns@diabetes.ca

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