Montreal Canadiens’ Max Domi teams up with thousands to walk to find a cure for type 1 diabetes

The Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF aims to raise $5M nationally to accelerate research

 

Montréal, Québec, May 6, 2019 – Montreal Canadiens’ Centre player, Max Domi will be walking at the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Montreal at the Centre de la nature de Laval on Sunday June 9, 2019.

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, Domi is teaming up with JDRF to increase awareness for type 1 diabetes as their National Spokesperson by sharing his story about living with this chronic disease and lending his voice to help raise funds to support critical type 1 diabetes research.

“I am so excited to partner once again with JDRF Canada to help raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. We’re closer than ever to finding a cure and we need your help.”

“We’re excited to have Max as a leader in the fight to find a cure for type 1 diabetes,” President and CEO of JDRF Canada, Dave Prowten says. “Not only is Max’s personal story inspiring young people who live with type 1 diabetes to follow their dreams, he’s also encouraging all Canadians to team up for type 1 by participating in the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF.”

Since its inception in Canada in 1994, the Walk has raised over $126M for diabetes research. This year, JDRF aims to raise $5 million with the support of Sun Life as its national title sponsor, Bell Media as its National Media Sponsor and Max Domi, JDRF’s National Spokesperson.

“This is an exciting time for type 1 diabetes research with new advancements in the areas of Cell PouchTM technology and islet transplantation moving us closer to finding a cure,” Prowten says. “Having such an amazing spokesperson like Max is key to raising awareness of the importance of funding ground-breaking T1D research.”

Join the Walk in person by registering in advance at jdrfwalk.ca or follow all the excitement using the official #SunLifeWalk and #JDRFWalk hashtags. All walkers are encouraged to raise funds to accelerate the pace of type 1 diabetes research.

 

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About JDRF Canada

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. For more information, please visit jdrf.ca.

 

For more information about the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF or to arrange interviews and/or photo opportunities with Max Domi, JDRF spokespeople, please contact:

JDRF/FRDJ Media Contact

Arielle Nkongmeneck

C: 647-789-2000 ext. 2046

[email protected]

 

For on-site interview requests for Max Domi, Dave Prowten, and JDRF Ambassadors, please contact:

Soledad Vega

C: 647-459-7881

[email protected]

 

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