Monday, November 14, 2011

WORLD DIABETES DAY!



Did you know that today is World Diabetes Day?  Did you also know that by 2030 1 in 10 adults could be diabetic?

Today is the day set aside by the International Diabetes Foundation to raise awareness about the escalating cases of diabetes around the world.  366 million people currently have diabetes and without intervention the numbers are expected to double by 2030.

We all know about the pink ribbon - but do you know about the blue circle?  It is the symbol for diabetes. and as part of the campaign against diabetes there is a World Diabetes Day challenge.

All around the world cities and communities are lighting up buildings in blue to raise money and awareness of Diabetes.  TV and Radio and Newspapers are announcing where you can donate money and which building will be lit in blue...

Here in Winnipeg the building we are lighting is the Provincial Legislative Building.  You can even light your own string of blue lights if you have them...

I usually am hounding you to go pink - today I am urging you to "Go Blue"....

Thank you for your Support!

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