Stayner gazebo bathed in blue for National Diabetes Awareness month

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Why is the Station Park Gazebo in Stayner lit in blue lights? November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Why November? Sir Frederick Banting, one of the creators of insulin at the University of Toronto, was born in November. The Stayner Lions have lit the gazebo in blue lights to raise awareness of this disease that affects nearly 11.5 million people in Canada. Every day 620 people will be diagnosed with diabetes in Canada and the annual cost to Canadians to treat this disease is over $30 billion. At the gazebo, people can gather information to assess their risks, learn about diabetes and how it can be managed as well as collect resources as to where to find further support. Stop by or go to www. diabetes.ca to learn more. Together, we can help end diabetes.

Lions members around the world fight for better diabetes relief through initiatives and programs to improve the lives of those living with diabetes and helping others from developing Type 2 diabetes. We serve to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.

The Stayner Lions Club, founded in 1956 and is a proud part of the largest service club organization in the world, Lions International with over 40 million members in over 200 countries and geographical territories.

Submitted by Lion Shawn Davidson. 

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