Diabetes WA would like to extend a big thank you to Tracy Pitts and her family for their incredible fundraising efforts as part of World Diabetes Day.
On Friday, November 13, Tracy’s two boys, Ethan, 11, and Rhys, 8, who both live with type 1 diabetes, wore blue in their classrooms in support of World Diabetes Day on November 14.
In the lead up to the day, the family – including the boys’ grandmother Wendy Howlett – helped raise money by selling raffle tickets to family and friends and their local school community at Tuart Forest Primary School in Dalyellup, where they raised a total of $1100, which was split between Diabetes WA and Ronald McDonald House.
“The boys celebrated (World Diabetes Day) in their classes and all students and staff in those classes wore blue,” Tracy says.
“Ethan’s class made wholemeal pizzas and fruit ke babs with iced water with lemon slices. They also talked about type 1 diabetes and the teacher helped answer questions the students had.
“Rhys’s classes learnt about the beta cells and unlocking the door with the key – Insulin. They completed group activities and Rhys had a great time.”
The Pitts family have donated $575 to Diabetes WA’s World Diabetes Day Appeal, which will go towards funding 10 training scholarships for Aboriginal Health Workers to help some of WA’s most vulnerable people living with diabetes.
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