Help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000!
On Saturday evening the Flame of Hope, a symbol of hope for the 415+ million people affected by diabetes worldwide, was vandalized. An occurrence such as this is frustrating, particularly now when we’re faced with challenges due to COVID-19 and our significant revenue shortfalls since our ordered shutdown on March 14th.
This campaign is in response to individuals from across Canada and the world who have asked, “How may I help?” Your donation in support of the rekindling the Flame of Hope will be used to support immediate repairs and to provide additional security measures so many of our supporters have asked to see implemented.
Symbols are important. They reflect who we are and what we stand for, and their power to motivate people cannot be underestimated. Banting House, Sir Frederick’s statue, the Globe, and the Flame of Hope, located together in Sir Frederick Banting Square, represent powerful symbols of Canadian ingenuity and hope for Diabetes Canada and the global diabetes community. The public response to the vandalism to the Flame of Hope and the Globe are a testament to that fact. Thank you for your support – together, we will repair this disappointing damage to an important piece of global history!
Banting House National Historic Site