On Sunday, a team of 44 runners called Team Diabetes from Canada will join the more than 1,000 people who have signed up for this year’s Cayman Islands Marathon.
Team Diabetes is the national activity fundraising programme for the Canadian Diabetes Association, which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle to all Canadians and raises funds for education and services.
“We are thrilled to be coming to the Cayman Islands Marathon. Our participation is the result of our relationship with the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association who like us is engaged in promoting awareness about diabetes at both the local and international level with the purpose of one day finding a cure,” said Michael Jacoby, operations coordinator, Community Giving, Canadian Diabetes Association.
“World class events like the Cayman Islands Marathon provide our programme participants with the unique opportunity to be active and experience a once-in-a-lifetime destination, while raising funds for a cause that is very personal to them. Together we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of nine million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes,” he said.
Among the runners will be Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Diabetes Association Michael Cloutier, who will be doing the half marathon.