Geelong’s Type 1 Foundation beanie campaign is back

Geelong’s Type 1 Foundation beanie campaign is back

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.

Last year the inaugural beanie campaign raised more than $37,000, and this year the charity is looking to double that figure and raise $75,000 by keeping 3000 heads warm.

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.

Five 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 are aiming to sell 3000 beanies, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to supporting families, providing disease awareness and connection right from diagnosis, and with National Diabetes Week this month, there’s never been a better time to get behind it.

You can do your bit by purchasing a beanie (available in black and grey) here.