As the Bikers Against Diabetes (BAD) continue to raise funds to send local children to Camp Diabetes, local youth Morgan Barnard has been supporting the cause.
Barnard attended We Day in Saskatoon last year with her class from Hillcrest School. The national event boasts a year-long service initiative, We Act, which encourages youth to take action as agents of social change.
As part of the We Act initiative, Grade 7 students from Hillcrest had to come up with a global and local action plan.
Barnard’s local action plan is to help send local youth to Camp Diabetes. The fundraiser is personal to her because she was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic four years ago.
“When I got sent to camp a few years ago it was really fun and it helped me a lot, so I figured it would be nice to give a whole bunch of other kids the experience,” said Barnard.
To raise funds for the cause, she has created a diabetic-friendly cookbook. It contains recipes that are of use to people with diabetes.
“It’ll have everything people need to figure out what they need to do for medicine or insulin or whatever they do for that,” she said.
When Barnard first came up with the idea of selling cookbooks, she thought of doing it with a group of friends. But since the reasoning for making the books means a lot to her, she said she decided to make them by herself.
Barnard said she has already printed a bunch of cookbooks, and will continue to make a lot more to raise money, and help the BAD send as many youth to the camp as possible.
So far she has raised $200 for the cause, and she will continue to sell the cookbooks throughout the year. The cookbooks are available by donation.