On Saturday, June 13th the Flame of Hope, a symbol of hope for the 450+ million people affected by diabetes worldwide, was vandalized. Symbols are important. They reflect who we are and what we stand for, and their power to motivate people cannot be underestimated. Banting House, Sir Frederick’s statue, the Globe, and the Flame of Hope, located together in Sir Frederick Banting Square in London, Ontario represent powerful symbols of Canadian ingenuity and hope for Diabetes Canada and the global diabetes community.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and corporate partners, we were able to repair the disappointing damage to an important piece of global history.
On Saturday, November 14th, Diabetes Canada, and special guests will live-stream the Rekindle the Flame of Hope online event in London. The event will feature volunteers, corporate partners and donors who will share their stories of the significance of the Flame of Hope and why we can’t afford to wait another 100 years to #EndDiabetes.
Let’s come together, virtually, and watch the incredible symbol of hope be rekindled once again as we maintain optimism for a breakthrough discovery that will move us closer to finally ending diabetes.
Categories: Fundraising Event