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Weʼre raising £10,000 to fund t1 diabetes education projects by the League of DiAthletes & to help T1International's advocacy work by running 25 marathons in 1 month

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Gavin Griffiths lives with type 1 diabetes and will be running 25 marathons around the UK & Ireland in a month between 13 April & 13 May 2018 in the #DiAthlete100 challenge - which if successful will total Gavin's 100th endurance triumph for type 1 diabetes in the last 10 years! A milestone of diabetes empowerment.

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What are all the marathons for?!

The League of DiAthletes programme hosts "T1D Heroes" currently based across Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Kuwait, Pakistan, Uganda, the UK and the USA - 6 continents - who unite together to develop & execute grassroots type 1 diabetes educational workshops and activities. We need your support to help activate these effective and relatable outcomes - with a goal to fundraise £500 towards each of our 16 Heroes projects, positively impacting lives in this cause all around the globe & supporting our mission of "connecting the world as 1 through living with type 1."

Far too often people around the world living with type 1 face misconceptions, multiple forms of discrimination, poor levels of communication concerning their health responsibilities and emotional struggles in acceptance, where type 1 has the highest average incidence of mental health related issues of all chronic illnesses - and all of these negatives should not be the case. We are capable of achieving any goal in our lives with the right education, resources and attitude, and we can live our lives to the fullest with diabetes. Let's help make this the case for everybody, wherever they are in the world.

IG @leagueofdiathletes & website: diathlete.org/league-of-diathletes-t1d-heroes/

The marathons will further aim to support the advocacy campaign for people living with type 1 diabetes around the world by T1International

'Some approximations say that more than 40 million people around the world live with type 1 diabetes. A large proportion of people with diabetes live in places with inadequate healthcare, which means there are likely hundreds of thousands of people (or more) facing death due to lack of insulin.'

We believe in a world where everyone living with type 1 diabetes - no matter where they live - has everything they need to survive and achieve their dreams.

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    • Anonymous


      Apr 21, 2018

      Good luck Gavin!


    • Margaret McEwan

      Margaret McEwan

      Apr 21, 2018

      Massive effort and achievement. Good luck and well done. Maggi. ( Raphaella’s Mum !)


    • Sally Hughes

      Sally Hughes

      Apr 21, 2018

      You’re doing a great job and really are a fantastic role model for our young T1 heroes.


    • Plewman family

      Plewman family

      Apr 21, 2018

      Very inspiring. Important, lifesaving goals. Respect.


    • Hayley Sayers

      Hayley Sayers

      Apr 21, 2018

      As a parent of a type 1, I applaud and thank you from the bottom of my heart.


    • Kate Groves

      Kate Groves

      Apr 20, 2018

      Pleasure to support you today, keep advocating for our T1 endurance heroes!


    • Deborah Auton

      Deborah Auton

      Apr 20, 2018

      Well done Gavin for making a difference to the world.


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