Lions Diabetic Support Group Sponsored Walk
November 13, 2022
La Cala De Mijas
Walking to save lives.
What a wonderful turnout for the 4th Diabetic Awareness Sponsored Walk. Organised by the La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Group nearly 300 attended the day and there were many generous donations to sponsor the walkers. Herbalife Nutrition handed out sport energy drinks and T-Shirts were given to all the walkers thanks to the kindness of Danny Foster of Inspired Fragrances who encouraged his many friends and colleagues to help towards the costs. His daughter, Alilah, a happy and energetic 7 year old, has been diabetic since just before her 2nd birthday and she received a little medal on the day as our champion fundraiser having managed to persuade all her school friends and family to help her raise nearly 1000.00 euros! MC Sandie excelled herself taking the warm-up in her Lions costume. On a really hot summer-like day this was no mean feat! Bohurt Zona Sur - the Medieval fighters were there in all their armour, Mijas Fencing, the Drang band of drummers and other entertainers including flamenco dancers and Costa Soul Singers made it a great day. There were plenty of stall holders too for early Christmas shopping. Saving lives is our aim and our nurses tested nearly 100 of the visitors for glucose levels and found at least 10 % were too high - and most of these did not know they may have diabetes. Although we are still counting we are sure we will exceed 3000.00 euros for our fight against diabetes. On this auspicious day Remembrance Sunday, because of the large crowd, those who wished were invited to hold their own personal minutes of silence to remember those who died fighting for our freedom. Please help us in our fight for the lives of all diabetics.