Life for a Child News

Charity Challenge in Fiji raises money for Life for a Child

Fiji, a country of 333 tropical islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean, proved an easy choice for Diabetes Tasmania's latest charity challenge. Diabetes Tasmania Ambassador, Caroline Thomas, and CEO, Caroline Wells, along with eight fellow adventurers and two guides recently spent 10 days paddling around the Yasawa Islands, an archipelago of some 20 volcanic islands located north west of Lautoka, Fiji's second largest city.

Canadian fundraising gala benefits Life for a Child

On April 19 2014, a special fundraiser was held at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to raise money for the IDF Life for a Child Programme. The event was organised as part of a school project by Andria Carosielli, a young woman with type 1 diabetes, and Sandrine Lapointe. Guests included Katia Shannon (author of the documentary Sweet 16), who gave a speech on her work and experience with the Programme in Ecuador.

Generous donation from Italian diabetes association to further Life for a Child’s efforts in Tajikistan and Zimbabwe

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very pleased to have received a generous donation of €35,000 from the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD, Italian Association of Clinical Diabetologists), a member association of the International Diabetes Federation.

Jamaican hospitals receive refrigerators for donated insulin from Life for a Child

In developing countries a lack of refrigerators to store insulin is often a barrier for people with diabetes. Children require insulin injections two or more times a day, and insulin can only be stored at room temperature for one month.

Young Jamaicans walk to raise awareness of diabetes

On Sunday April 13, a group of 14 Jamaican teenagers and young adults with diabetes will walk 5km to raise awareness of the alarming increase of diabetes in young people, and to raise funds for much-needed support groups for children and their parents.

Life for a Child to launch 1,000 Young Lives donor campaign

For over 70,000 young people with diabetes in developing countries, living with diabetes is constantly life threatening. Access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, diabetes education and specialised diabetes care are often out of reach, increasing the likelihood of complications and, all too frequently, death.

Spare a Rose 2014 campaign a stunning success!

In 2012, six entrepreneurial advocates of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), with support from Johnson & Johnson, created the inspirational “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign and raised US$3,000 for the Programme.

LFAC site visit: sharing expertise in Mexico

Emma Naughton, an International Development and Human Rights expert, and her husband Professor James Ron, have been supporters and advocates of the Life for a Child Programme for several years.

Start-up programme helping build a future for young adults with diabetes in India

Nurturing career options for young adults with diabetes in the developing world is a stepping stone from which individuals can build a living, and a means with which they can afford to pay for essential diabetes supplies not subsidised by the government.

Spare a Rose, Save a Child this Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, Partnering for Diabetes Change (P4DC), a coalition of people living with diabetes and industry representatives aiming to address unmet needs in diabetes through community and collaboration, is running an online campaign to raise money and awareness for the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

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