There are over 65,000 Saskatchewan residents directly impacted by diabetes. The majority of us know a friend, coworker or family member affected by diabetes and we are aware of the challenges it causes. In addition to that, this disease is estimated to cost the Canadian health care system and economy, through lost productivity, some $9.2 billion annually. Proceeds from this event will contribute directly to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Over the last six years we have raised over $250,000 and there are no plans of stopping anytime soon. We couldn’t raise as much money as we do without your support, from everyone involved with the golf tournament; we thank you for chipping in for the cure.
Quick Facts on Diabetes:
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and lower limb amputation and a leading cause of adult blindness, nerve damage and heart disease.
- Canada has the third highest occurrence rate of Type 1 diabetes in children 14 years or younger in the world and the Type 1 diabetes occurrence rate is rising by 3 – 5% per year, with the greatest rise occurring in 5 – 9 year olds.