Step up for diabetes research

Want to do you bit for diabetes research and get in a little exercise at the same time?  Then you need to take part in the 2017 Annual PPN/BE Fit Food 5km/10km Funwalk in Mount Martha.

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For the past six years the funwalk has set off from the Mount Martha Village back carpark in the playground area with either a 5km option to Craigie Rd and back, or a 10km option to Fishies Beach, Lilo Café and return.  Last year’s funwalk raised more than $20,000, and all proceeds from this year’s walk will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

It’s on Sunday, November 12, at 8.45am, with registrations from 7.45am. There will be a barbecue, raffles and lots of prizes as well as face-painting and balloons for the kids.  Donations of $5 a child, $10 an adult and $20 a family are to be paid on the day but you can pre-register at walk.jdrf.org.au/vic/mount-martha-village to seek your own sponsorship for the event.

If you’d rather not walk but would still like to help, volunteers are needed from 6-11.30am to help with raffle tickets, registrations, packing showbags and leading the walk – just email [email protected] for details.  And if you’d like to be a corporate sponsor, allowing you to put items in the showbags and have a presence on the day with your own stall or marquee, email [email protected]