Geelong’s Type 1 Foundation beanie campaign is back once again, raising funds to support families with Type1 Diabetes
01.06.2021

Geelong’s Type 1 Foundation beanie campaign is back once again, raising funds to support families with Type1 Diabetes

The foundation is aiming to sell 4000 beanies for Type1 by National Diabetes Week this July.

Winter is well and truly heading our way, which means you’ll need a warm beanie to keep your noggin toasty and warm. It just so happens that the Type 1 Foundation beanie campaign is back with a whole new range of their headwear.

In its inaugural year in 2019, the beanie campaign raised more than $37,000, while last year the charity doubled that figure and raised close to $75,000 by keeping 3000 heads warm. Now, the foundation is looking up once again, aiming to sell 4000 beanies for Type 1, inching towards the $100,000 mark, with 100 per cent of profits going towards supporting families with Type 1 Diabetes.

The key takeaways

  • The Type 1 Foundation beanie fundraiser returns
  • The local campaign aims to raise funds for families living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • So far the campaign has raised more than $100,000

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While diabetes may not have affected you personally, Type 1 Diabetes accounts for 118,845 people in Australia living in Australia with the life-long Auto Immune Disease, primarily diagnosed in those 10-14 years of age and on average Type 1 Diabetes costs a patient $4,669 annually.

Six years ago, the Type1 Foundation was founded by CEO Ange Liston-McCaughley after the sudden diagnosis of her daughter Lila at age 9, with the aim of raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes through education in schools, medical practices and the wider community. With the mission to create a world that understands the impact of Type 1 Diabetes on the individuals and their families, the foundation began raising money to fund family support events and activities that provide invaluable support and connection to families living with Type1 Diabetes.

Since then, the Type 1 Foundation has supported individuals and their families Australia-wide at no cost – from diagnosis right throughout the journey – and this beanie campaign will allow the foundation to continue to provide support to help families live positively with Type 1 Diabetes.

The foundation is aiming to sell 4000 beanies by National Diabetes Week in July, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to supporting families, providing disease awareness and connection right from diagnosis. With the cold weather well and truly arriving, there’s no better time to support the cause and get a cosy new beanie to see you through.

You can do your bit by purchasing a beanie here.