November is filled with awareness days and appeals. A month where we are encouraged to 'remember'.... (10th November 2021 - Remembrance Sunday), to be aware of the effects of stress (2nd Nov - Stress awareness day), to be tolerant (16th Nov - International Day of Tolerance) and a time to honour our children (20 Nov -Universal Children's day)
I remember 14th November with some sadness.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day (WDD) became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.
WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.
The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to be the:
Platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
Global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issues
Every year, the World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs for one or more years. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care – If Not Now, When?.
My grandmother's birthday is 14 November. Unfortunately she passed away in the 70s, due to the devastating effects of diabetes. Many families living with diabetes and other long term illnesses need support. This support can just be another listening ear or an opportunity to meet other families living with diabetes to share and feel a sense of belonging.
ASNA provides this support through its projects and programmes. In 2020 & early 2021, ASNA was able to transition from face to face residential respite events to providing weekly and monthly online programmes.
As we celebrate our 20th year, our appeal remains the same. We need your support to keep the support going.
We are asking for your prayers and financial support as we host our first face to face weekend 5- 7 November 2021 since the start of the pandemic.
The appeal is the same. Please support ASNA to continue making the difference in the lives of families living with disabilities and to change the narrative of disability through our training and awareness projects.
How can you do this?
Here's are 3 simple steps:
Go to your online bank account
Set up a regular monthly donation to ASNA using the reference 20&
Send us a message to let us know its done - firstname.lastname@example.org
As simple as ABC! We know you want to see the charity move into 2022 on a strong financial footing and this is one way you can ensure this happens.
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