Diabetes award for Abbotsford woman

An Abbotsford woman is the recipient of a national award from the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

An Abbotsford woman is the recipient of a national award from the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

Marcia Foreman, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, was presented Oct. 29 with the National Volunteer of the Year Award during a ceremony at the CDA’s annual general meeting in Toronto. The award recognizes individuals or group who have gone above and beyond in supporting the work of the CDA.

Foreman said she was “deeply honoured” to be a recipient of the award.

“It is my passion to support this world-renowned association which provides service, advocacy, education and research to those living with diabetes in Canada,” she said.

Foreman acknowledged other CDA volunteers across the country, saying, “Together, we are making a difference.”

Foreman has volunteered extensively with the association for more than 10 years. She has raised more than $30,000 for the CDA’s kids’ camp, which helps children affected by diabetes learn important skills to manage their disease.

She was also instrumental in developing an annual diabetes educational expo in Abbotsford, incorporating a World Diabetes Day component. This year’s event takes place Nov. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Rd.) in Abbotsford.

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