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Student fundraising efforts help research into type 1 diabetes

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research (EDOR) is a recipient of funds raised by three senior students at John McGlashan College, for research into diabetes.

Toby Hope, Jacob Cotton and Mitchell Park raised more than $3000 by running/walking the Greenstone Caples loop and the Hollyford track over three days, as part of a McGlashan Challenge. They have donated this money to EDOR and the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Inspired by family members with type 1 diabetes, the boys were keen to make a difference by supporting research in this area. With World Diabetes Day being observed this week (Tuesday, 14 November), this generous donation is very timely. The funds will be used in a research project led by EDOR member Dr Ben Wheeler, which aims to find new technologies that will make control of type 1 diabetes easier for teenagers.

Read more about the fundraising effort

Pupils fast track funding, ODT, Wednesday 15 November, 2017

World Diabetes Day in Dunedin

Buildings lit in blue for diabetes awareness, ODT, Wednesday 15 November, 2017
Processing healthy eating messages, ODT, Wednesday 15 November, 2017