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Ben's Tour of Aotearoa - Raising Funds for Diabetes NZ


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We want to give something back to the Diabetes support community who have been so generous in their help for us. Help us help them.

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I have committed to cycling the Tour of Aotearoa from Cape Reinga to Bluff, starting 15th January 2021 and taking around 30 days to cycle the 3,009kms.

In keeping with the spirit of the founders of the TA, I am using this event to raise funds for a worthy cause: Diabetes New Zealand.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes combined affects around 6% of New Zealanders and sadly this percentage will grow as lifestyle changes increase the prevalence of Type 2 in particular.

Type 1 Diabetes has been a huge part of our lives for the last 9 years. It’s arrival in our house-hold was a “bolt out of the blue”, and being an Auto-immune disease, it was unrelated to lifestyle choices.

We have found that the marvelous and committed support of the Diabetes New Zealand has been so valuable, especially in those first few years when as a new Diabetes family, we were coming to terms with the huge change in life that this disease demands.

DNZ supports a broad range of practical patient services including nurses, dieticians, counselors, training camps for children as well as funding medical and technology research to support Diabetes patients. They also lobby government for drugs and technology that are freely available in other countries but not in New Zealand.

In giving your support, you also give me the encouragement and obligation to reach the end of this challenge - and I do always respond better to pressure!

In return for your donations, I commit to keeping you updated on progress as I go. You will also be able to track my progress in real time

Ben Mitchell's involvement (page creator)

Diabetes affects around 6% of New Zealanders and sadly this percentage will grow as lifestyle changes increase the prevalence.

Type 1 Diabetes has been a huge part of our lives for 9 years. It’s arrival in our house-hold was a “bolt out of the blue”.


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Ilana
Ilana 2 days ago
Ben, Congrats and thank you for all your efforts and dedication to raise awareness and funds for Diabetes!! Kisses and hugs, Ilana
$100
Ben Mitchell

Thank you very much Ilana, very generous of you. We are hoping the work options improve soon. Best wishes

Ben Mitchell
Steve
Steve 6 days ago
Great effort Ben and very worthy cause, well done.
$50
Ben Mitchell

Thank you Steve, very good of you both. Best wishes

Ben Mitchell
Lesley
Lesley on 15 Feb 2021
Brillant Ben & what a great cause! Sister Suzanne (who's son was aged 5 years when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes) was thrilled to hear what you've done.
$50
Ben Mitchell

Thank you very much lesley, Best wishes

Ben Mitchell
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 15 Feb 2021
$230
Ben Mitchell

Thank you very much Peter, very generous of you both. best wishes

Ben Mitchell
IAIN
IAIN on 15 Feb 2021
Good work big fella
$100
Ben Mitchell

Thanks very much Iain, very generous of you. best wishes

Ben Mitchell

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