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JDRF Walk for the cure

The Galaxy Motors JDRF team has already raised $2,190 in May and they are aiming to raise $3,000 for type 1 diabetes research this year.

JDRF Diabetes Walk poster with Galaxy Motors logo

This is the 3rd year for the Galaxy Motors JDRF Team. In 2014 we were able to raise $2,150, which was great for our first effort, and last year we raised $2,300!

The 2016 Galaxy Motors JDRF Team

Galaxy Motors at the 2015 JDRF Walk

The current 2016 JDRF team representing Galaxy Motors is our team captain Amy McConechy & her family, who is 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, we are automatically putting a $10 JDRF paper sneaker on our wall to support Type 1 Diabetes research. On top of that we are soliciting for 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?

This event consists of several different walks on June 12th 2016. These walks cover distances from 1km to 5km, ensuring all participants can join in. The Westhills Stadium is the start point, and everyone is asked to meet early for a warm up before the walk begins.

Along the 3km 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

Customers are encouraged to make a donation to help fight T1D by purchasing a paper sneaker for our dealer wall. Here’s some photos of customers who have made a donation to fight T1D:

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