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The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre plans to honour this important day, along with others in over 300 countries around the world. November 14th celebrates Sir Frederick Banting, a Canadian medical scientist who co-discovered insulin. The symbol for World Diabetes Day (WDD) is a blue circle; blue signifying the sky all around the world, as well as the United Nations flag and the circle is a symbol that is accessible to all, even those who cannot read or write.

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November 14th is a very important day in the world of diabetes as it marks World Diabetes Day across the globe!  This year's theme for National Diabetes Awareness month is "Family and Diabetes".  The goal is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and support network of those affected, and promotes the role of the family in management, care and education. You can help by creating your very own fundraising page during the month of November and sharing it with friends and family.  Together, we can support our growing number of patients and families living with type 1.  

The Charles H Best Centre encourages our patients and families to help raise awareness and much needed funds to keep the Centre running at its 'BEST'! We have had success running a toonie for T1D program and can provide a fact sheet for your school to provide to students that not only raises awareness, but is an easy fundraising opportunity that you can support just by asking your child's principal to participate in.


It's easy...

  1. Speak to your child's school principal about distributing WDD fundraising flyers to the students.

  2. Provide your school's principal with this letter explaining the event. Once you receive approval to participate in the T1D awareness day and fundraiser, ask your principal and let us know how many students are attending your child's school, so we know how many flyers you'll need.

  3. Come by The Centre and we will provide you the flyers to deliver to your child's school for distribution to the students. Click HERE to view the WDD flyer.


The Centre is happy to contact the school to provide more information. Please contact Marla at or 905.620.0360


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