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Schools Triathlon Challenge to help raise funds for Diabetes Tasmania's Type One Diabetes Children's Camps!

A little bit about diabetes camps, as part of the partnership between the Schools Triathlon Challenge and Diabetes Tasmania, this year you have a chance to not only be active, improve your health and challenge yourself - you can also help young Tasmanians living with type 1 diabetes through the Diabetes Tasmania Type One Youth Support (TOYS) Program.

Our five different camps are for every child or young adult with type 1 diabetes. Some of the children who attend our camps have never met another person with type 1 diabetes and this can make them feel alone and isolated – camps change this - here they make life long friends, who face the same challenges as them.

Did you know? Type 1 diabetes affects 5 times as many Tasmanian children as cancer. The cause of type 1 diabetes remains a mystery, with no known cure. You cannot prevent type 1 diabetes and once diagnosed you will live with it 24/7 for the rest of your life - requiring daily insulin.

Setting up your own fundraising page is simple and in doing so you will be doing a great community service by helping raise funds that will go directly towards helping improve somebody else’s quality of life – all funds raised will stay within Tasmania.

Please consider taking fundraising on as a part of your Schools Triathlon Challenge experience this year and hopefully we can build this into a significant fundraiser over the next few years.

It’s very simple once your page is set up you can send out your link to all your contacts / parents contacts, social media or email and get people to donate towards your fundraising effort. In return you can tell them that you will be putting in your very best performance at this year’s Schools Triathlon Challenge. 

Don’t forget that 20% of all money raised by YOUR school will come back to the school to use as they wish!    

This year there will also be on offer some wonderful prizes on offer for you!

OUR TOTAL GOALS this year, with your help are:

$3,270.00 will help us send two participants to diabetes camp

$6,000.00 will help send four families to diabetes camp

$9,870.00 will help us send six participants to diabetes camp

By helping us raise these totals you can go into the draw for these fantastic prizes, depending on the amount you raise:

If you raise over $20.00 you will go into the draw for 1 of 20 junior tickets to a BBL|07 Hobart Hurricanes match.

If you raise over $50.00 you will go into the draw for 1 of 5 pairs of running shoes from The Running Edge.

If you raise over $100.00 you will go into the draw for a family trip on one of the Pennicott Boat Cruises.

Top fundraising student will receive a family pass to a Hobart Hurricanes BBL|08 match.

If you would like further information regarding fundraising for Diabetes Tasmania, through this year's Schools Triathlon Challenge please contact: Ange Headlam at

Diabetes Tasmania

Diabetes Tasmania is a health charity whose key focus is to reduce the impact of diabetes and to empower our community to better health. Recently celebrating just over 60 years of supporting our community, Diabetes Tasmania has evolved into an organisation with a broad range of education and support services for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk.

Supporting over 82,500 Tasmania living with diabetes or at high risk, Diabetes Tasmania is here for all Tasmanians now and into the future. With 26 staff work throughout the state, membership of the national body, Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Tasmania is a powerful voice to advocate for all Tasmanians affected by diabetes.

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