A TEAM of women and girls are each walking 8,000 steps a day, in October, to raise research funds to improve the lives of those living with Type1 Diabetes and to ultimately help find a cure.
Type1 Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas no longer produces insulin to regulate blood glucose levels.
Instead, insulin is therefore either administered via a pump or via self injections, multiple times a day. There is currently no cure.
Local resident Karen Vloedmans has formed a team, made up of those that either have Type1 Diabetes, or love someone who does.
“The last few years, I have walked in the JDRF One Walk Australia, every October, to raise research funds and awareness for Type1 Diabetes,” she said.
“This year, I decided to form a team named ‘Whitsundays Type1 Tribe’ to pool our donations and make an even bigger impact together.
“We are receiving such incredible support with more than $11,000 raised so far. Thank you to everyone who has already donated, it really means the world to us.”
Donations are accepted until the end of the month.
To donate go to www.walk.jdrf.org.au/fundraisers/whitsundaystype1tribe.
PHOTO: The team L-R back row, Kym Hepburn, Theresa Huttley, Karen Vloedmans, Kelly Belton, Kelly Bullen. Front row, Hannah Oliver, Liliana Hepburn, Mia Vloedmans. Absent: Jessica Cristaudo.