Sep 2010

Looking for a Hero? Try “Celebrate Science”

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Chris Jarvis is an Olympic rower and member of Canada’s National Rowing Team.  In the summer of 2004 Chris represented Canada at the Olympics in Greece. He was a gold medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games. Impressed? It gets better

Chris has lived with Type 1 diabetes since he was 14 years old. And if there was ever a champion for people with diabetes to succeed in high-performance athletics, it’s got to be Chris.

Meanwhile he speaks on behalf of all individuals who hope to be liberated from constant blood glucose monitoring and insulin treatment, and the reality of diabetes’ cumulative damage to kidneys, heart, eyes, and limbs.

Chris is one of the extraordinary people that will be part of “Celebrate Science” held by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine on Thursday September 23rd in Toronto.

Want to get involved? You can attend the Scientific Symposium from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. It’s open to the public but you need to Reserve your seat quickly (seating is limited). Or send us your questions about how stem cells are helping people with diabetes.

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