Share your story to win at whatacuremeans2me.com
As anyone with diabetes knows all too well, this disease never takes a holiday. Birthdays, weddings, weekends at the cottage, Monday mornings at the office … diabetes is always there. So why do we need an entire month to remind us of a disease that most of us would like to forget?
“Diabetes Awareness Month is an opportunity to bring together our community of more than nine million Canadians who live with diabetes or prediabetes,” says Michael Cloutier, president and CEO of the Canadian Diabetes Association. “We want to shed light on their challenges, celebrate their triumphs, and thank them for their continuing support of each other and the Association.”
Giving voice to people living with diabetes is the driving force behind the Association’s “What Would a Cure Mean to Me?” campaign. From October 10 to November 30, 2012, you can share your story to help find a cure for diabetes at whatacuremeans2me.com. Everyone who shares their story has a chance to win a dream vacation or one of several other exciting prizes.
“When we share our heartfelt diabetes stories, we all win,” Cloutier adds. “The Association is providing Canadians with the online tools they need to tap into their social networks on Facebook, Twitter, and email. The more awareness we can generate, the more people we can help.”
Across the country, local chapters of the Canadian Diabetes Association will be holding special events in honour of Diabetes Awareness Month and, on November 14, World Diabetes Day. “The Association is here for people with diabetes all year round,” Cloutier says. “November is a month-long celebration of what we are, what we do, and the people we serve.”
Visit whatacuremeans2me.com from October 10 to November 30 to share your story and win!
Find out what’s happening in your community in November. Visit diabetes.ca/community or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).
What would a cure mean to you?
“A cure would mean to me no more needles, no more late nights checking my sugars with my callused hands…. I have lived with diabetes since I was five. A cure would give me a life and [the chance] to be a child again.”
David Clarke of Carbonear, NL (posted on whatacuremeans2me.com)