We can't wait another 100 years to end diabetes.
A century ago at the University of Toronto, Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip & John Macleod contributed to the greatest innovation in Canadian history: the discovery of insulin. This discovery has saved countless millions of lives, including my own.
But it's not enough. Today, diabetes or prediabetes affects 1 in 3 people across Canada, and 1 in 2 young adults will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. We can't wait another 100 years to end diabetes. The time to act is now.
That's why I’m participating in Lace Up to End Diabetes. During the month of September, I'll be biking from tip to tip of Prince Edward Island. Taking on this challenge means a lot to me, as it's now been 20 years since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The chance to bike across an entire province despite my disease speaks to how far we've come in 100 years, and the strides made even in the two decades since my diagnosis. The funds and awareness I raise will support education, support services, advocacy, and fund diabetes research that may just lead to the next major medical breakthrough.
In honour of the 100th anniversary of insulin, I'm aiming for 100 people to donate $100. This goal of $10,000 raised would mean a world of difference for Canadians impacted by diabetes.
Please show your support by helping me reach my fundraising goal, and check back often to see updates on my progress!
Thank you for cheering me on!