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Help for Diabetes Fiji

Vilimaina Naqelevuki
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

DIABETES Fiji received 3840 insulin needles from the Petero Civoniceva Foundation.

The gift was a result of funds raised from the Foundation's annual Dash for Diabetes 5km run and the family fun day which was held in October last year.

Last year's event involved 556 participants and a total of $1264.80 was collected.

Diabetes Fiji community program co-ordinator Marawa Kini said the insulin needles would help many people in the hub.

"We are grateful to the Petero Civoniceva Foundation for its continued support over the past three years," Mr Kini said.

The foundation's co-founder, Chris Tomlinson, said to give the insulin needles to those in need was indeed heartwarming.

"We love organising the run and enabling so many people to get fit and active with the dash and the sports clinics as well as raising awareness of Type II Diabetes, but also being able to give insulin needles to those in need here in Fiji, it's a whole circle of goodness from start to finish," he said.

The handover was held in partnership with Asco Motors and CEO Craig Sims said the Dash for Diabetes was part of their commitment to social responsibility.

The foundation is looking to expand the event to the Western Division this year to spread their message to make the Dash for Diabetes a national event.

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