By Jan Donaldson

Diabetes Dash. Diabetes Fundraiser. Bribie Island. Brisbane. Queensland (1)

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A big thank you to all of our Runners and Walkers from around the community who took part in the third Walk with Us – Diabetes Dash on Sunday 28th April. A beautiful morning for all of our runners to set off at 7.30am – in total more than 60 running in the 10km and 5km events. It was wonderful to see many return from last year and seeing so many new faces was very exciting.

Featured image(above): Finish line of 5km walk 2019

Thank you to Gary Parsons (BIDCA) and Simone Wilson MP Pumicestone for your assistance with the runners. Wonderful support also from Bribie Island Bowls Club Inc. who is now sponsoring our runners with perpetual shields in all of our running events. Great to see our winners with their medals and shields and we will look forward to seeing them back next year to defend their titles. A thank you also to President Linda (BIRRWC) and her team of volunteers who assisted with registration etc. And also competed we appreciate and are very grateful for your continued support.

All of our amazing families and friends who gathered for the walk at 10 am boosted our numbers well over the 100 mark. So many generations being represented all walking together to support those living in our community with diabetes, helping our group to raise awareness of this disease, the work that our diabetes support group does – Kids to Camp program – Insulin Pump and Medical devices – Education and Support for all living with or caring for someone diabetes.

We would also like to thank Victory Press who donated all of the flyers for the event, other community groups who took part and lastly to the hard working diabetes support group committee who have put together another successful and fun day. Our support group is holding its next meeting on Wednesday 15th May with special guest speaker Scott Quigg Exercise Physiologist from Metro North Health Precinct, Scott works closely with people living with diabetes and will be very informative, for more details please call Rhonda on 0418 675 494.

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