Diabetes and Grocery Store Chains

November is Diabetes month. A shocking 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes and 371 million people globally are living with the disease (although it is estimated that an additional 187 million people have no idea that they are suffering from the condition). Estimates predict that one-third of Canadians and 552 million people globally will have diabetes by 2030. This number is shocking considering that diabetes was largely non-existent only decades ago. Diabetes describes a medical condition where a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar). 90% of all cases worldwide are Type 2 diabetes where the body does not produce enough insulin or the body does not properly use t

CIBC Run for the Cure OR Run from Prevention?

This year, CIBC celebrated its 17th anniversary as the title sponsor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. In 2017, they raised over $3 million in support. CIBC’s homepage invited people to join them on October 6th to “Invest in a future without breast cancer”. They play a significant role in encouraging local and national communities to raise funds for “the cause”. The objective of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is to raise funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. According to their website, Canadians raised over $30 million in the CIBC Run for the Cure in the past year. The $360 million in funds raised over the years is alloc

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