Another trek for diabetes: Fourth year of fundraising for Abby dad

An Abbotsford man will attempt to Conquer the Volcano to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association, starting this week.

Kim Konias and his daughter Meegan

Kim Konias and his daughter Meegan

An Abbotsford man will attempt to Conquer the Volcano to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association, starting this week.

Kim Konias will be among the participants with a Team Diabetes trek through Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Costa Rica from May 5 to 9. The region is known for having one of the largest volcanoes in the country.

This is Konias’ fourth event with Team Diabetes. He started in 2008, when his daughter Meegan – a type 1 (juvenile) diabetic – suggested they participate in a half-marathon in Rio de Janeiro.

The following year, Konias completed a full marathon in Prague for Team Diabetes. Last year, he ran another marathon in Reykjavik, Iceland.

“I keep coming back to Team Diabetes because I know how much awareness and funds it raises.

“The completion of each event is very emotional and it brings hope and the feeling that a cure can be found,” said Konias, who owns an A & W restaurant in Abbotsford.

Teams Diabetes holds numerous events throughout the world each year, raising  funds for education and services. For more information, visit teamdiabetes.ca or call Rebecca at 604-732-1331 (local 246).

To make a donation to Konias’ adventure, visit the website and click on “pledge.”