Diabetes awareness event at Boston Pizza

Fundraiser has a tasty factor

Lindsay Pilton and Bill Collette invite everyone to a delicious fundraiser tomorrow (June 4) at Boston Pizza for juvenile diabetes.

Parksville Boston Pizza is holding a fundraising and awareness event for Type 1 diabetes this Saturday, coinciding with Game two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Lindsay Pilton and BP owner Bill Collette, who both suffer with Type 1 diabetes, are hosting the event to raise awareness and funds for diabetes in general and specifically the Telus Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes in Nanaimo the next day.

Pilton, 13, will be helping the staff who will donate all their gratuities for the day.

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. the restaurant will donate a portion from every pizza sold, including take out ($5 for each large, $3 medium, $2 small and $1 for each individual size) to Pilton’s team Lindsay’s Lucky Charms, with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The team raised over $8,000 last year as the top team in the entire walk, and hope to top that this year.

Pilton and Collette, like over 300,000 other Canadians, suffer through dozens of finger pokes and insulin injections a week for life with Type 1, often known as “juvenile diabetes” because it is most commonly diagnosed in infants and children.

Unlike Type 2, or adult onset diabetes, scientists aren’t certain what causes Type 1 in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. It is believed to be a problem with the immune system.

The 5 km walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5 in Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo. To donate and for more information check http://lindsaypilton.webstarts.com/ or click the “donate now” tab at www.jdrf.ca and search “Pilton,” or call 250-752-3848.

 

Just Posted

City of Parksville buys 222 Corfield site, now sole owners

With the purchase, the city will not facilitate cold weather shelter, soup kitchen on property

Thirty trees destroyed in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates

Damage estimated at $30K; city says vandals intended to permanently ruin the trees

Canadian Music Hall of Famer Steven Page to play Parksville

Barenaked Ladies co-founder performs at Knox United Church on June 1

Parksville Beach Festival Society launches campaign for outdoor stage

Public invited to event May 25 to help with kickoff

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

So, do you know ‘Dave from Vancouver Island’?

Ontario man searching for fellow he travelled with in Europe 50 years ago

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Christmas morning burglar sentenced on Vancouver Island

Justin Redmond Feusse, 20, sentenced to 240 days in jail for Dec. 25 break-and-enter

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

Most Read