DIABETES ALIVE – COSTSMART 2018/19 FY DONATION

We are pleased to announce our recent donation of $1000 to Diabetes Alive which was donated through Rotary Club Wyong/Tuggerah. This fund was created to help raise money for a $9000 insulin pump for a local toddler diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Alive Insulin Pump Program, in partnership with Medtronic, Variety – The Children’s Charity and Rotary Club St Ives, ensures “the success and helps raise awareness to highlight the importance of the need for this vital lifesaving product, that children living with Diabetes need in order live a ‘normal’ life without complications” (Diabetes Alive, 2018). The donation that CostSmart contributed will help a young girl from the Central Coast receive an insulin pump. This pump will allow for optimal glycaemic control, and therefore, a better quality of everyday life.

WHAT DOES DIABETES ALIVE DO?
Diabetes Alive do fantastic work for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. For instance, they provide fundraising services for diabetes research, offer mental health counselling, nutritional support and specialised products. The goal of the Diabetes Alive Pump Therapy program is to be the premier Type 1 Diabetes Insulin pump support group in New South Wales. Also, they hope to expand their services nationally over the next five years. For more information, head to the Diabetes Alive Website and learn more about their programs and donation options. 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ROTARY CLUB
Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders. Above all, these members strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts (Rotary Australia, 2019). CostSmart has a long-running involvement with our local Rotary Club – Rotary Club Tuggerah/Wyong. There are over 1400 Rotary clubs across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. If you would like a way to get involved in your local community and make a difference, visit the Rotary Australia Page, to find a club near you.

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DIABETES ALIVE – COSTSMART 2018/19 FY DONATION