Each year, the Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation presents a bursary to a student with Type 1 Diabetes graduating high school and continuing his/her/their education at the post-secondary level.
This year, Lauren Garrow received a $2,000 bursary to continue her education in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph. Garrow attended Chatham-Kent Secondary School and is excited to continue her education in Guelph.
Foundation directors handed out the bursary at the Active Lifestyle Centre in front of a plaque indicating that the Rossini Foundation had donated $10,000 towards an autoclave machine that cleans equipment used in diabetes foot care. Every, year the Rossini Foundation donates money to the Active Lifestyle Centre to support the foot-care program.
Several years ago Diabetes Canada closed the local office and decided not to support local initiatives. Money donated to Diabetes Canada now goes towards research. As a result, citizens of Chatham-Kent must rely on local endeavours for support of their diabetes care.