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VANCOUVERCUPE BC president Barry O’Neill is encouraging CUPE members to wear blue and join him in a civic event to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14 at Robson Square in Vancouver.

As part of World Diabetes Day, more than 150 monuments, including Robson Square in downtown Vancouver will light up in blue around November 14 as ‘Beacons of Hope’ for the 246 million people living with diabetes worldwide.

O’Neill and other CUPE members will be on hand and wearing blue to hear Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan issue a proclamation in support of United Nations Resolution 61/225 and World Diabetes Day.

Many CUPE members and their families have experienced diabetes. CUPE BC has made a commitment to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and I am pleased to represent CUPE on World Diabetes Day in Vancouver,” says O’Neill.

The approximately one-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. at Robson Square in Vancouver.

For more information, contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org or go to www.worlddiabetesday.org.