Team Diabetes announces Canadian challenge to walk or run Honolulu Marathon
this December

Walkers, runners and volunteers help raise funds and awareness for diabetes

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association returns to stunning Honolulu this December 12 and challenges individuals and groups to join this marquee marathon as part of Team Diabetes. All team members can walk or run a 10K or full marathon and will receive training, airfare and accommodation. All participants who register at by June 25 and complete their fundraising will be entered into a draw for a $1,000 VISA(R) gift card!*

"Honolulu is a top international marathon and the most popular event on the Team Diabetes calendar. This will be our 7th trip to this tropical paradise and we anticipate 2010 being the largest team that we have taken to Honolulu," said Fred DeFina, Director, Team Diabetes with the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Known as one of the top 10 marathons in the world, Honolulu offers participants a magnificent course and great spectator support. It is a walker-friendly event that includes a 10K race and participants experience the breathtaking and natural beauty of Hawaii on the course while passing by world-famous Waikiki Beach as well as the Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters.

* Contest 'Terms and conditions' can be viewed at

About Team Diabetes

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2010, 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 for more information.

About the Canadian Diabetes Association

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. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical applications - we are delivering on our mission. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information: For further information: Clayton S. Claveau, Canadian Diabetes Association, Tel: (416) 408-7113,

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