Diabetes challenge to light up downtown

Downtown Kelowna will be brightly lit with blue lights on Monday evening for World Diabetes Day.

Downtown Kelowna will be brightly lit with blue lights on Monday evening, Nov. 14, to celebrate World Diabetes Day.

There will be a “stuff the truck” challenge, collecting gently used clothing and household items, as well as free hot chocolate, and a 50/50 draw.

Kelowna will help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting,  from 4 to 8 p.m

Many Bernard Avenue businesses will show their support by hanging blue lights in their storefronts on Nov. 14.

This is a global event held to raise awareness for a global epidemic. Monuments around the world will be lit up for this event, including the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower and the White House.

Clothesline, a used clothing pick up service working in conjunction with the Canadian Diabetes Association will have a three-tonne truck parked downtown in the Queensway parking lot between Stewart Park and Kerry Park for a “stuff the truck” challenge.

Hot chocolate will be provided to all the generous folks that come down to show their support!

The truck will be accepting gently used clothing and cloth items, small electronics, small household items, and much more.  A full list of acceptable items for donation can be found online at www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/supporting-us/clothesline.

 

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