We asked Diabetes Canada volunteers from across Canada why they knock on neighbourhood doors in their community during our Communities for Diabetes campaign.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Having two kids with type 1 diabetes and a brother who died at 41 due to diabetes related complications encourages me to do something to help find a cure. I strongly believe that the only way to win the fight is to be actively involved in Diabetes Canada.”

- Denise Feltham, Glovertown, NL

“I have been canvassing for Diabetes Canada for 6 years now.  My granddaughter has type 1 diabetes and my daughter has been involved with the residential campaign for many years now.  We canvass to help Diabetes Canada provide services to the many people affected by diabetes and believe in the work they do."

- Joan, Fredericton, NB

“I like to help people plus I get to know my neighbours (through canvassing) and meet people I don’t know. You sort of have to push yourself to get out the door, but once you’re out, it’s a lot of fun.”

- Sherry Orr, Wolfe Island, Ontario

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