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2017 JDRF Walk for the cure

It’s time again to Walk for the Cure for the JDRF in the fight against T1D! This will be the 4th year in a row that Galaxy Motors has participated in this excellent charity event.

2017 JDRF T1D Walk poster with Galaxy Motors logo

The 2016 Galaxy Motors JDRF team raised $2,570.00 and they are aiming to raise over $3,000 to help fight type 1 diabetes in 2017.

The 2017 Galaxy Motors JDRF Team

We had 19 team members in 2016 and we’re hoping to get an even larger team this year!

Galaxy Motors at the 2015 JDRF Walk

The past 2016 JDRF team representing Galaxy Motors was our team captain Amy McConechy & her family, who was joined by David & Catherine King, Candace & Kyle De Yaeger, Chris & Ashley Chisholm, Dieter, Taya & Macyn Sobieroy, Teresa & Brent Halvorsen, and a whole crew of Watson’s including, Joe, Eleanor, & Renee.

For each vehicle sold at the Colwood/Victoria dealership in May, we are automatically putting a $10 JDRF paper sneaker on our wall to support Type 1 Diabetes research. On top of the automatic donations we are working hard to encourage donations to try and get even more than our $3,000 goal!

Why We Raise Money For Type 1 Diabetes

Despite active research, type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, has no cure. While it can be managed, and with proper treatment, people with type 1 diabetes can live long and healthy lives, there’s still hope for a cure.

Unlike the more common Type 2 diabetes, where the body becomes resistant to insulin, type 1 diabetes patients still have normal insulin resistance but their bodies aren’t making enough insulin.

What is the JDRF Walk?

The JDRF T1D Walk event consists of several different walks on Saturday June 11th 2017. These walks cover three distances: 1km, 3km, and 5km, ensuring all participants, young and old, can help support this cause. The City Centre Park in Langford is the gathering point this year, and everyone is asked to meet early for a warm up before the walk begins.

Along the route there’s a water/snack station setup, and after the walk a lunch is served, thanks to the generosity of Thrifty Foods. For added incentive, and fun, there’s a loud gong setup and anyone who raises over a set amount of money for the cause will get to step up and bang the gong!

Each year there’s more and more events like, face painting, free give aways, bouncy castle rides, and much more! It’s a fun way to support an important cause!

Galaxy Motors Clients Support T1D Research

Each year Galaxy Motors encourages our customers to make a donation to help fight T1D by purchasing a paper sneaker for their local dealership wall. Here’s some photos of customers who have made a donation to fight T1D in past years:

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