Walkers, runners and volunteers help raise funds and awareness for
TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association returns to
majestic Reykjavik, Iceland on August 20 and challenges individuals and
groups to join this marquee marathon as part of Team Diabetes. All
team members can walk or run a 10K, half or full marathon and will
receive training, airfare and accommodation. All participants who
register at teamdiabetes.ca by February 20 and complete their fundraising will be entered into a
draw for an Apple® iPhone 4!
"Reykjavik is a top international marathon and one of the most popular
events on the Team Diabetes calendar. This will be our 6th trip to this stunning northern capital and we anticipate 2011 being
another successful event," said Fred DeFina, Director, Team Diabetes
with the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Also known as 'the fire and ice marathon,' Reykjavik is a unique opportunity to travel to one of the most remote yet visually
stunning regions on earth. The course follows Reykjavik's beautiful
coastline and the marathon starts and finishes in the heart of downtown
Reykjavik. Reykjavik Cultural Night, which coincides with the marathon,
attracts nearly half the Icelandic population. Complete your marathon
and then celebrate all night in the streets of Reykjavik!
About Team Diabetes
Team Diabetes is the national activity fundraising program of the
Canadian Diabetes Association. The program promotes a healthy and
active lifestyle where people of all fitness levels can train to walk
or run a half marathon, full marathon, or shorter distance in several
exciting international and Canadian destinations while raising funds
and awareness for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Visit teamdiabetes.ca to register and for more information.
About the Canadian Diabetes Association
Today, more than nine million Canadians live with diabetes or
prediabetes. Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is
leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live
healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Our community-based
network of supporters help us provide education and services to people
living with diabetes, advocate for our cause, break ground towards a
cure and translate research into practical applications. For more
information, please visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).
SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association
For further information:
or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Clayton S. Claveau
Manager, National Marketing & Communications
Canadian Diabetes Association