Tie Diabetes Down and Nail It - WDD promotion 2014
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the day in which millions of people worldwide unite to raise awareness about diabetes and the escalating health threat that it poses. WDD is celebrated every year on November 14 since its inception in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization.
The significance of this date is to mark the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best and John Macleod, discovered insulin in 1921.
While campaigns last the whole year, WDD is celebrated by over 200 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories, all Member States of the United Nations, as well as by other associations and organizations, companies, healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes and their families around the world
Individuals, organisations and companies develop a various range of activities each year to raise awareness of diabetes and the need for research towards finding better treatments and management of diabetes, prevention of diabetes and its complications, and finding a cure. Activities include: radio and television programs, sports events, screenings for diabetes and its complications, poster and leaflet campaigns, press conferences, newspaper and magazine articles, events for children and adolescents, monument lightings, walks, runs and cycles.
The team here at Diabetes Research WA is launching the inaugural Tie It Down and Nail It Day - a day when you can get involved and help us change the future. Our focus leading up to and including the day is to have as many workplaces as possible commit to being involved by wearing our exclusive hummingbird blue tie or painting your finger nails blue and decorating your office with out hummingbird logo balloons on Friday November 14th
We will provide you with an Office Kit that will include relevant information about WDD, our campaign and even the bottle of blue nail polish!
The office kit is available for a small donation of $25. The potential impact that your donation and workplace participation can have on promoting awareness to your staff and contributing to research is huge.
Diabetes Research WA is proud of having funded over $4.6 million to 70 WA based research projects into the many issues surrounding diabetes including finding a cure. Without this continued support from WA communities this research would not have be possible to date.
Professor Grant Morahan - 10 years of research 13th Nov
Ahead of World Diabetes Day (Friday November 14), WA researchers will shine the spotlight on how their scientific breakthroughs could help transform the future for people with diabetes.
Presented by Diabetes Research WA, the free public talk “10 Years Of Discovery: Changing the Future” celebrates the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the Perth-based Centre for Diabetes Research.
Renowned Professor Grant Morahan, who heads up the Centre at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, will be the guest speaker.
The talk is being held in the evening of Thursday November 13 in the McCusker Auditorium at the Perkins Institute in Nedlands.
Diabetes Research WA has also unveiled a fun fundraising initiative for World Diabetes Day – inviting people to paint their nails blue and donate to the charity or wear one of their exclusive blue Diabetes Research WA ties.
Please RSVP for the event to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 92241006
The Western Australian Road Transport Association Golf Day
WARTA are once again holding their Annual Corporate Charity Golf Day on 14th October with the aim of raising much needed funds for Diabetes Research WA.
Registration is now open
Local researchers changing lives - diabetes breakthrough
Professor Grant Morahan, who is advancing the global search for better treatments and tests for type 1 and 2 diabetes, will unveil the latest discoveries from the Centre for Diabetes Research at a National Diabetes Week event.
Join us at 10am on 10th July at the Harry Perkins Institute,
6 Verdun St, Nedlands.
RSVP by 5th July to info @diabetesresearchwa.com.au or
phone 9224 1006
'Hope in a boat' - an Albany Lions project
This project is about a motorcycle traveling around Australia in 80 days to raise funds for Diabetes Research. A team of two motorcycles and a car visiting more than 240 Lions Clubs. A journey of more than 22,000km
We believe that the return will far outweigh the costs as currently Diabetes Research WA is on the verge of finding a cure for Diabetes. If the cure can be developed the relief to the health system will be significant.
Lions have made a significant break through with saving sight and we believe that with the help of Diabetes Research WA we will be able to do it again.
Our sponsors include Albany Solar, Bulldog Folding Trailers (WA), Howe Theron and Milan, Albany Stationers, Steve’s Motorcycles and Rusty’s Marine. With assistance from Mckail General Store, Contach Metals
Donations can made at any NAB bank or direct deposit to BSB: 086 518 ACC: 84 383 1400. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
If there is any way you can help us please contact: Lion Glen Hopeinaboat@hotmail.com ph 0418936948Or Lion Frank (President Albany Lions) 0898415446
Nov 13 - Advanced genetic testing can now predict diabetes complications
Presented by Professor Grant Morahan
Wednesday 13th November 2013
If you would like to attend, send an email to:
Oct 8 - WARTA Corporate Golf Day 2013
Transport industry representatives and operators came together to help raise much needed funds for diabetes research in WA.
WARTA and DRF have now joined together in a strong partnership to ensure research continues into diabetes in WA. All funds raised will remain in WA for research projects that have the best potential to find a cure for diabetes (like generating stem cells and preventing diabetes) and ways to improve the lives for those who live with diabetes.
Thank you to all our sponsors for a very successful day and we look forward to building on this great day in 2014.
- Perth Wildcats
- Voyager Estate
- Driver Hire Australia
- Joondalup Resort
- Veem Engineering
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