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March 02, 2017 By Randi Gill
Donating to Clothesline helps fight diabetes

a photo of clothesline contest winners, colin and jennifer deacon

Colin Deacon, 57, is all too aware of diabetes and its complications due to a family member who lives with type 2 diabetes. His wife, Jennifer, is also familiar with the chronic disease; her good friend was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school and experienced complications when she became pregnant in her 20s. “I cannot imagine living with the risks and complications of diabetes, especially if you have limited resources,” says Colin, who credits Jennifer with introducing them to the Clothesline program.

Busy working as start-up entrepreneurs in Halifax, the couple always make time to donate their reusable items. “We love the program. We’ve been donating for as long as we can remember and through three household addresses,” says Colin. “Each call from the program reminds us that we need to do some organizing, and it is wonderful to know that the stuff we no longer need goes to support those affected by diabetes.”

As the grand prize winner of Clothesline’s Find your escape! Where will your donation take you? campaign, along with a $5,000 travel voucher, Colin and Jennifer now have another reason to love Clothesline.

Donate your gently used clothing for a chance to win a $5,000 dream vacation or one of 10 $500 VISA gift cards as part of the “Escape the winter blues! Where will your donation take you?” campaign, running until March 31. One hundred per cent of net proceeds raised by Clothesline directly support the Diabetes Canada and world-leading diabetes research, education and advocacy.

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