This August, Curves will be partnering up with the Canadian Diabetes Association to participate in the Clothesline Drive for Diabetes for the third consecutive year. This event first started in 2015 at which the Ottawa Operation began doing a clothing drive with their local Curves clubs. Since then, this drive has expanded into a national event. This country-wide clothing drive will have Curves clubs from a great many locations participating. The event works to target current members and members to-be and get them involved by donating gently used clothing, participating in contests, attending diabetes information nights, and much more. Non-members who donate clothing or $30.00 to the Canadian Diabetes Association will be offered a $0 enrolment fee for Curves as an incentive to get involved. This will be the 3rd annual Curves Clothesline for Diabetes clothing drive for the month of August, 2017.
This program directs all proceeds towards diabetes research and finding new and improved ways to deal with diabetes for the population of Canadians suffering from diabetes or pre diabetes (over 10 million Canadians). The program will also offer a dozen children’s camps each summer for 1,600 type 1 diabetic children and will also host various events for over 280,000 people. Donations for the 2017 Clothesline Drive for Diabetes can be dropped off at any participating Curves location across the country, the Martensville location will be participating again this year.
In the year 2016, Martensville’s Curves brought in 1,695 pounds of items in the August drive and nationally collected 41,566 pounds from 111 locations across the country. This year the owner of Martensville’s Curves, Wendy Staples, stated that the new goal for 2017 is 2,000 pounds of items. Not only does this clothing drive promote good health and knowledge in the field of diabetes, but it is also reducing Canadian landfills by about 46 million kilograms of clothing and household items. The partnership between Curves and the Canadian Diabetes Association is one that does well in providing information about the disease and a healthy means of exercise. Those with type 2 diabetes benefit sublimely with regular exercise. Regular physical activity improves body sensitivity to insulin and helps manage your body glucose levels.
For more information on this exciting partnership, visit http://www.diabetes.ca or visit your local Curves location.