I am a mother of two teenagers, living in the beautiful Redlands near Water, Bush and local Islands. I love to ride motorbikes, trail or road and run for fun too.
Diabetes is an unseen disease that affects thousands of Australians of all ages. Redlands Walk for Diabetes is held along the beautiful and scenic Thorneside waterfront, Beth Boyd Park, Thorneside, Queensland on Sunday 19th October at 9am with everyone arriving around 8am ready to warm up before the walk. Parking is available in the side streets before Beth Park. If you are young, old or just love the outdoors and would like to raise awareness for JDRF type 1 diabetes this is a Sunday event for you.
The Walk for Diabetes is a 3 kilometre walk along the scenic fore sore of Thorneside. Leaving from Beth Park you follow the pathway 1.5k to Aquatic Paradise Park, where there is a drink station to stop and quench your thirst before following the pathway a further 1.5k back to Beth Park. The pathways are wheelchair and pram accessible and dogs on leads are more than welcome.
Walking along the beautiful parklands admiring the water and chatting to many friendly people isn't the end of this event. Once back at Beth Park there are plenty of activities to join in. Jumping Castles, Face painting, Expo Stalls, Live Entertainment and most importantly a Diabetes information stand where you can have your own blood sugar checked.
This event has a very personal feel to it, as the lovely lady who created and organises Redlands Walk for Diabetes, in the last three years went through the heart wrenching process of discovering her teenage daughter had type 1 diabetes. Imagine seeing your beautiful child go from being a happy, healthy child to suffering from nausea, extreme tiredness and extreme thirst, all symptoms of diabetes.
For a mother there is nothing more terrifying than your daughter finishing a run, nearly fainting due to her sugar levels being irregular. This disease changes your everyday life. No longer can you eat what you want or just go for lunch with your family. Everything you eat now has to be researched before consuming it.
So please go online, donate to this cause and come join in "The Redlands Walk for Diabetes.".