Volunteers making a world of difference

    Canadian Diabetes Association appreciates its world-class volunteers

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the
Canadian Diabetes Association would like to send a sincere message of
gratitude to each of our more than 20,000 volunteers who give selflessly of
their time, effort and compassion each and every day. Their incredible
contributions allow the Association to serve the more than 2.4 million
Canadians living with diabetes in communities across Canada.
    "Our volunteers are essential to the work we do and we are grateful for
the time and the expertise they share with us and the communities we serve,"
said Ellen Malcolmson, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association.
"Their commitment benefits the millions of people living with diabetes across
Canada and their efforts help to create healthy, thriving communities."
    Thanks to the significant efforts and commitment of our volunteers, the
Canadian Diabetes Association was able to deliver diabetes education programs
to more than 78,000 Canadians and raise more than $2.4 million through
residential campaigns last year.
    Volunteer opportunities at the Canadian Diabetes Association are endless.
From advocating your local government to support those living with diabetes to
assisting at a Diabetes Expo; volunteers play an integral role in the ongoing
fight against diabetes. Current volunteer opportunities include fundraising
through community initiatives and residential campaigns, as well as supporting
community outreach through public programs and services, advocacy,
administration and camps.
    To learn how you can make a difference in your community or for more
information, visit diabetes.ca, call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) or visit your
local Canadian Diabetes Association branch.

    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.

For further information:

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

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