The North West Company has done it again.
Entering the 2004 Honolulu Marathon for the fourth consecutive year, Team Diabetes successfully completed their run and, most importantly, raised over $110,000 in the fight against the debilitating disease.
The team was chosen from across North West’s operations in Canada.
Manasie Quanaq of Igloolik, Nunavut, Rose Gallo from Kuujjuaq, Dee Opperman of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, and Denise Batterton, Christine Reimer and Team Captain John Murphy from Winnipeg were the participants in the marathon, held December 12.
“This was a dedicated team that committed hundreds of hours to training and fundraising,” said Edward Kennedy, President and CEO of the North West Company. “They are truly leaders in raising awareness of diabetes and the value of healthy living.”
The North West Company, which is the largest corporate donor to the Canadian Diabetes Association, has raised $350,000 for diabetes research over the last three years.
The North West Company continues to promote their “Healthy Living” campaign by selling low fat and low sugar foods in an easily identifiable packages. These alternative choices have helped in fighting diabetes and obesity in the company’s 162 locations across Canada.