Proceeds to benefit the Quebec diabetes society
By Jim Morrison
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245 in Dorval welcomed 44 players of all skill level for the third annual Stewart Walker dart tournament for diabetes awareness.
Mary Walker, the late wife, of the above mentioned, wanted to remember her husband in a positive and meaningful manner.
The Legion was happy to help out a long standing member in hosting the event.
“It was great seeing everyone at the fundraiser. We had an outstanding time.” said Sue Guca, a volunteer, and daughter of Mary and Stewart Walker.
Diabetes is a chronic, incurable disease that occurs when the body doesn’t produce any or enough insulin, leading to an excess of sugar in the blood. Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is a hormone that helps the cells of the body use the glucose, (sugar) in food. Cells need this energy inorder to function properly.
An estimated 760,000 Quebecers have diabetes; of whom 200,000 are unaware they have the disease.
The organizers of the dart tournament are thrilled that $1,000 was raised for the Quebec Diabetes Association.
More information on diabetes can be obtained at www.diabete.qc.ca
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