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Diabetes group seeks clothing

North Okanagan residents can support diabetes initiatives while cleaning out their closets.

The Canadian Diabetes  Association is holding a clothing drive as part of Diabetes Awareness Month in November.

“Awareness and funds will support the vital work of the Canadian Diabetes Association so it can continue to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live a healthy life while they work to find a cure,” said Ed Laverock, business operations manager.

Donors are encouraged to bring donations of gently-used clothing, shoes and linen to Co-operators, Bracken Insurance Services, at 106 3101 Highway 6.

“Ongoing advocacy successes have provided improved care of Canadians living with diabetes both provincially and federally,” said Laverock.

“In addition to these efforts, the association operates 18 camps, serving 1,600 children with type one diabetes and their families across Canada each summer.”

For more information, call 1-800-505-1525.

 

 

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