Weʼve raised £8,221 to fund t1 diabetes education projects by the League of DiAthletes & to help T1International's advocacy work by running 25 marathons in 1 month
- London, UK
- Funded on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
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Gavin ran 25 marathons around the U.K and Ireland in the space of a month this spring, as a person living with type 1 diabetes.
What were all the marathons for?!
The League of DiAthletes hosts "T1D Heroes" currently based across Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Greece, India, Kuwait, Pakistan, Romania, Uganda, the UK and the USA - 6 continents - who each live with type 1 diabetes and go the extra mile to bridge gaps in healthcare by passing on their personal experiences.
In July 2018 we will bring these inspiring ambassadors together to London for a training delegation to share our diverse, global experiences and innovate grassroots workshops and activities to further support local type 1 diabetes networks around the world. Type 1 diabetes education is essential and it needs to improve by better relating to patients and their needs, which comes from more uplifting forms of engagement. The Heroes will enhance their education and produce practical methods of diabetes workshops & community events as a core outcome.
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.
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.
- 4 years ago
Gavin Griffiths4 years ago
Thank you for your kind support and generous donations throughout the marathons. Last week we was able to host a training delegation in London of advocates living with type 1 diabetes around the world, and the next steps are to now activate grassroots diabetes education projects led by these heroes across every continent. Your help made this possible to kick-start! Follow the DiAthlete online networks for updates on the global progress in this cause by the League of DiAthletes. Thanks so much Gavin
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Jul 2, 2018
What a great thing to support: really looking forward to a great day on Saturday. Many thanks Gavin!
Jun 28, 2018
Good luck from BE St. Paul's
Jun 26, 2018
Great initiative! Looking forward to attending #T1DGlobal18
Jun 25, 2018
Hello..On behalf of our team.
Jun 14, 2018
Nearly there. It’s really important work you are undertaking for everyone with diabetes. Good Luck.
Jun 13, 2018
This message is on behalf of Rosa, our 7 year old who did a sponsored silence on your behalf. ‘Well done Gavin, I think you did a great job. Being quiet was really hard but it was worth it!’
Jun 12, 2018
Marvellous initiative- least I can do to help.As promised Gav!
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Gavin Griffiths lives with type 1 diabetes and ran 25 marathons around the UK & Ireland between 13 April & 13 May 2018 in the #DiAthlete100 challenge - totalling Gavin's 100th endurance triumph for type 1 diabetes causes in the last 10 years! A milestone of diabetes empowerment.