Andrea Kwasnicki

15th Annual Best Banting Gala:
Supporting Diabetes Canada and Raising Awareness

The prevalence of diabetes in Canada has been steadily increasing, and Manitoba is no exception. In fact, the province currently has over 412,000 individuals impacted by type one, type two, or pre-diabetes. This alarming statistic highlights the urgent need for support and resources in the fight against diabetes.

One of the contributing factors to the higher risk of developing diabetes in Manitoba is the diverse mix of cultures in the province. Communities such as the Hispanic, South Asian, and indigenous populations face specific challenges when it comes to managing and preventing diabetes. By understanding the unique needs of these communities, Diabetes Canada can provide targeted support and education to help reduce the impact of diabetes.

Living with diabetes can have severe consequences for individuals. It increases the risk of strokes, lower limb amputations, heart attacks, and blindness. This is why events like the Best Banting gala are crucial. Not only do they raise funds for important initiatives, but they also raise awareness about the devastating effects of diabetes and the importance of prevention.

The 15th annual Best Banting gala is scheduled to take place on November 24th at the Club Regent Event Center in Winnipeg. This year’s theme will transport attendees back to the 50s, offering a unique and nostalgic experience. In addition to the enjoyable atmosphere, the event will feature both a live auction and a silent auction, allowing guests to bid on various valuable items while contributing to the cause.

To attend the Best Banting gala, tickets can be purchased through the Diabetes Canada website. The organization urges everyone to participate and support this incredible event, as the funds raised will directly benefit children living with diabetes and contribute to vital research efforts.

Diabetes Canada encourages individuals to visit their website to learn more information about diabetes, including its causes, symptoms, and prevention. Additionally, those who wish to make a contribution or provide ongoing support can find various donation options on the website. For any inquiries or further assistance, individuals can directly contact the Diabetes Canada office.

The Best Banting gala is an exceptional opportunity for the community to come together and make a significant impact in the fight against diabetes. With Manitoba’s high diabetes rate, it is essential that we unite to support Diabetes Canada in their efforts to improve the lives of those affected by this challenging disease. Let us participate, donate, and spread awareness to ensure a healthier and brighter future for all.