RAISING FUNDS: Siobhan Davis is cycling to help sufferers of type 1 diabetes, just like her son Oliver.
RAISING FUNDS: Siobhan Davis is cycling to help sufferers of type 1 diabetes, just like her son Oliver. contributed.

Riding to raise funds for a cure

PROSERPINE nurse and midwife Siobhan Davis is hitting the bike to help beat type 1 diabetes.

Five years ago, her then six-year-old son Oliver's pancreas suddenly failed, throwing the family into a world of hospital visits and insulin level management.

"The disease strikes when your pancreas stops working properly with potentially life threatening consequences,” Ms Davis said.

"And while some amazing advances have been made in research already, a cause and a cure are as yet unknown.”

To help remedy this, Ms Davis is tackling the JDRF One Ride, a 35km or 80km ride through the Barossa Valley in May 2017.

Ms Davis will also be hosting a movie night at the Whitsunday Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday, September 17, to raise funds.

Tickets are $27 per person and are available at www.eventbrite.com.au, just search for "Proserpine Type 1 Diabetes Movie Fundraiser”.

Supporters can also donate at www.give. everydayhero.com/au - search for Siobhan's name.


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