Canadian Diabetes Association - Making an impact in your community one door at a time

    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association is asking
Canadians to open their doors when a volunteer comes knocking October 1 - 31
and make a donation that will directly impact people affected by diabetes in
their community.
    "Every year, approximately 18,000 devoted volunteers hit the streets in
communities across the country to collect donations that fund the
Association's work in education, advocacy, programs, services and research,"
said Ellen Malcolmson, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association. "Our
goal this year is to raise more than $2.2 million during the campaign."
    From award-winning summer camps for kids living with type 1 diabetes, to
funding innovative research, the Association's achievements are built on the
generosity of Canadians.
    In addition to collecting donations, Association volunteers spread the
word about the seriousness of diabetes which currently drains the healthcare
system of $13.2 billion a year. As the Canadian population ages, more people
are expected to develop diabetes and related complications such as heart
disease, kidney failure and vision loss. Therefore, the Canadian Diabetes
Association is working harder than ever to inform and educate in every
community across Canada.

    The Canadian Diabetes Association works in communities across the country
to promote the health of Canadians and eliminate diabetes through our strong
nationwide network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals,
researchers, partners and supporters. In the struggle against this global
epidemic, our expertise is recognized around the world. The Canadian Diabetes
Association: setting the world standard. To learn more, visit or
call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Brace, Canadian Diabetes Association,
(416) 408-7071,

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