To ensure further development and greater awareness, it is important to seek the involvement of youth, families, friends, and workers in the sector. However big or small, your fundraising projects are real drivers for the Foundation and diabetic children since they increase awareness while generating funds that are directly invested in projects for families.
Your projects are real drivers for the Fondation and diabetic children.
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André Besner – Conquest of Mera Peak
André Besner’s accomplishment is certainly one of the top highlights of the year. On October 18th, 2014, he reached the peak of Mount Mera in Nepal at 21,247 feet. After conquering Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro, he decided to tackle the Himalayas in support of diabetic youth, including his nephew Justin, who has had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 10. André and his generous supporters raised more than $32,000!
Étienne Masse – Montréal Marathon
As a brave 21-year-old runner with Type 1 diabetes, Étienne Masse sets an ambitious goal of running 42 km at the beginning of the year. Thanks to the support of his family and friends, he accomplished his goal in September while raising funds for the Foundation. He even said he would repeat his achievement next year. Congratulations Étienne!
Alexa MacLeod – Bracelets we can be proud of
Ten and a half-year-old Alexa already has the entrepreneurial spirit! She has been living with Type 1 diabetes since she was 5 and was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. She decided to create and sell bracelets for The Diabetic Children’s Foundation. In her case, the expression “pay it forward” is particularly appropriate.
Jacob Cadieux of the Band, In Saïgon, – Insuline Rock Benefit Concert
Diabetes rocks. Jacob Cadieux, living with Type 1 Diabetes, clearly understands this. On May 23, 2014, Montreal’s Cabaret Underworld hosted a benefit concert for the Foundation. Bands including In Saïgon, The Alibi, Those Trees and Lazy Lee rocked on stage to raise donations for children with Type 1 Diabetes.