Rossini Foundation hands out bursary

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CKSS grad Lauren Garrow accepts a bursary from directors of the Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation. From left, Helga Stanley, Kris Stevens, Lauren Garrow, Steven Rossini and Barb Noorenberghe.

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.

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