Thousands of Canadians this November will be answering a call put out by the Canadian Diabetes Association to form a new, healthy habit, and raise funds for the fight against diabetes.
The members of the Manitoba Associations of Health Care Professionals understand the importance of this fight, for its implications for the future of health care in this country.
With this in mind, MAHCP President Bob Moroz is calling on the MAHCP Executive Council, membership and staff to join the CDA’s 21 Day Challenge for November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month.
Earlier this year, MAHCP became a “Proud Supporter” sponsor of the Manitoba Branch of the CDA, and our two organizations’ partnership goes back a decade.
“I would like to challenge everyone to this fundraising competition. I would also like to have our members challenge one another,” Moroz added.
“Maybe one worksite members challenge another, or our Northern members challenge one another to out-fundraise their colleagues in other communities. The possibilities are endless to encourage and role model healthy lifestyle changes.”
Moroz said he strongly encourages those members who will participate in the 21 Day Challenge to share their journey with fellow members via social media, by using the hashtag #Diabetes21, linking to our @MAHCP_MB Twitter account and on Facebook, using the “check-in” option to link to our MAHCP page.
“The Canadian Diabetes Association could not be more pleased that MAHCP will be participating our Diabetes Awareness Campaign ‘Take the test …Take the Challenge,” said Andrea Kwasnicki, Manitoba/Nunavut Regional Director for the CDA.
“The 21 Day Challenge is a fundraising opportunity for participants to solicit donations from family and friends through sponsorship or encourage them to register for their own 21 Day Challenge. Ultimately, the goal would be to have 25 members/staff of MAHCP register as a Team, with each raising $400.”
On its website, the CDA states that research has shown that physical activity, managing your diet, and reducing your stress levels not only improves your health and quality of life, but can help you prevent and manage diabetes.
According to the CDA, “the 21 Day Challenge to End Diabetes challenges you to form a new healthy habit such as walking to work, taking the stairs, practicing yoga, or filling half your dinner plate with a rainbow of vegetables for 21 days in a row to raise vital funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association to help end diabetes.”
For more information and to register for the 21 Day Challenge, please visit http://crm2.diabetes.ca/site/TR?fr_id=2463&pg=entry