Smash your computer and help support diabetes
Unique event in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association
Calgary, Alberta (June 23, 2010) – Not sure what to do with your old or broken laptop or desktop computer and accessories? Smash them! Join Smash for a Cure™ and help raise funds in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Camp Jean Nelson, a summer camp for children living with type 1 diabetes. You can also choose to support leading-edge diabetes research with a ‘pay per hit’ suggested donation.
“We’re looking forward to a fun-filled day with a BBQ, live entertainment, and a Kids Village,” says Chris McGoey-Smith, Event Organizer. “I live with type 1 diabetes and I know first-hand how the Association’s Camp Jean Nelson will help children and youth develop life-long skills, build new friendships, and become experts in self-managing their disease.”
Today, more than 3 million Canadians are living with diabetes and a further 6 million have prediabetes. Each and every day, another 480 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease. In fact, this summer alone, more than 43,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with diabetes and may see their life expectancy reduced by as much as 15 years.
Smash for a Cure™ is part of the Diabetes Summer Surge campaign which gives people an opportunity to take action in their community by hosting a fundraising event (real or virtual), supporting an existing event or making a personal donation all while spreading the word to friends and family.
“It’s great to be part of a unique event that supports the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Camp Jean Nelson and diabetes research while also diverting electronic materials from landfill,” states Danny Nykolaychuk, Regional Director, Southern Alberta, Canadian Diabetes Association. “We encourage everyone to make this summer count by raising awareness, raising money and having fun!”
Smash for a Cure™ takes place on Saturday, June 26 from 11 am – 4 pm at 3200 Glenmore Trail SE. The Electronics Recycling Association will recycle all destroyed devices from the event. For more information, visit SmashforaCure.com or call (403) 536-4236.
Visit diabetessummersurge.ca to find out ways you can host your very own real or virtual Diabetes Summer Surge event.
About the Canadian Diabetes Association
Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical applications - we are delivering on our mission. Visit diabetes.ca for more information.
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For more information, please contact:
Canadian Diabetes Association
Tel: (902) 453-3529
Smash for a Cure
Tel: (403) 536-4236 x241