Canadian Students Walk to Raise Money for Diabetes Association

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Students from A PBCC School in Manitoba participated in a walk-a-thon to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

112,000 people in the Province on Manitoba, Canada suffer Diabetes. As a province of only 1.2 million, that is close to 10% of the population! As well as this statistic, 1 in 3 sufferers isn’t even aware they have Diabetes. The associated medical complications of diabetes include high blood pressure, heart disease, poor circulation (which can lead to amputations) blindness and depression and it is not hard to see why the mortality rate for Diabetes sufferers is twice that of unaffected persons.

The Canadian Diabetes Association is focused on its mission – to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. – See more at:

The Sterling North PBCC School in Stonewall, Manitoba has 84 students from the town, as well as Woodlands and Winnipeg. The school has one diabetic student and many students have friends or relatives also suffering from diabetes. This led the Student Leadership Team to a decision to support the worthy cause that the CDA promote.

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Students proposed a walk-a-thon to raise money for Diabetes research

The team proposed a sponsored 5 KM Walk-a-Thon on June 25th around the perimeter on the Stonewall (population approx. 4500) to promote healthy exercise – a major contributor to mitigate some of the effects of the disease.

Donations flowed in from many residents of the town, businesses friends and family in a display of local support for this initiative. The entire school participated in the walk-a-thon and the walk itself took between 1-2 hours, depending on fitness levels!

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The walk-a-thon begins!

After the walk-a-thon, the tired but happy students presented the cheque to the Fundraising Team at Canadian Diabetes Association.

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The last quarter-mile of the walkathon

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Students presenting the cheque to the representative of the Canadian Diabetes Association

 The CDA team were totally blown away with the result from the small school –a cheque of $10,567.30! “This cheque is more than what a lot of our corporate donors give – we are ecstatic” said Laryssa Sawchuk Public Programs Coordinator at Canadian Diabetes.

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Ms Sawchuk presenting the students with a Certificate of Achievement for their donation

“The Canadian Diabetes Association knows that donations are a demonstration of trust – trust that we’ll use the very most of every dollar received to help Canadians with diabetes to live healthier lives, and to enable researchers in their quest to find a cure.”


Canadian Students Walk For Diabetes

53 thoughts on “Canadian Students Walk to Raise Money for Diabetes Association”

  1. u know who.... says:

    hey Zoë, Tamar, Carmen, Dwight, Junior, Ross, Blake, Andy, Yvonne….
    flipping good work….!!!
    chrs for the Deayton kidz!
    keep up the Gr8 work…
    from ur best frend u know who!!

  2. Hummer says:

    good work ross, blake and junior
    keep it up

  3. Hummer says:

    good work ross, blake and junior
    how did u manage that whole thing?????

  4. Banana says:

    Good job everyone! Fantastic work!

  5. Cheasty says:

    Very good to see the dedication of the young ones! Keep up the great work!

  6. Anonymous says:

    WOW! that’s amazing! well done! AWESOME GUYS!!

  7. Charlie B says:

    VG students. You raised any excellent amount for the charity considering your size. Keep going your team and leadership skill shone, remember hard work pays off, so keep going don’t give.

  8. GREAT JOB!! says:

    Noticed that some people have singled out different students in their comments, but I think that EVERYONE that participated should be congratulated. $10, 000 is a lot of money to be raised by a small school and it is going towards a very good organization. Great job to everyone at Sterling North Stonewall Campus, including staff, students, and volunteers!! 🙂

    1. ChickPea says:

      Fully agree – great team effort!
      $10,000.00 is massive by any standards!

  9. cool says:

    epic-nice one bryn&kylie!!!

  10. WELL DONE! says:


  11. Nancy says:

    Sorted! Must have big smiles to raise that much – good on ya!!

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