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2017 Tax Appeal - You can still support diabetes research



At Diabetes Victoria, we know that research is the key to discovering better treatments and, eventually, a cure for diabetes. We are committed to funding as much research as we possibly can, but we cannot do it alone.
 
In May, we launched our 2017 Tax Appeal campaign to raise funds for important diabetes research.
 
We are calling on all our supporters to get involved by making a tax-deductible donation to diabetes research before 11:59 pm on Friday 30 June.
 
This year, our Tax Appeal poses the question: ‘Where will you be when the next diabetes breakthrough is discovered?’
 
When developing this campaign we considered the current situation in Victoria:
  • Diabetes is a serious chronic condition that requires daily monitoring
  • 314,000 Victorians are living with diabetes
  • More than 80 Victorians are diagnosed every day
  • 1267 Australian children were diagnosed with diabetes in 2016
 
We also thought about the progress underway in diabetes research:
  • Right now, with our financial backing, scientists are developing a test using blood donations in a bid to develop a vaccine for type 1 diabetes.
  • At the same time, other Melbourne researchers are working on a combination of fermentable fibre to create a diet that may cut the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
 
Finally, and most importantly, we thought about the next diabetes research breakthrough. ‘Is the next diabetes research breakthrough waiting in unfunded research?’
 
With the generous support of donors, we funded 17 diabetes research projects this year. However, a further 127 researchers applied and missed out because we simply did not have enough funds available.
 
Support the 2017 Tax Appeal
 
Please support our efforts to uncover the next diabetes research breakthrough. 
Thank you for your generous support.
 
Sincerely,
The Fundraising Team at Diabetes Victoria
 
Diabetes Victoria holds a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office. Donate $2 or more before 30 June 2017 to claim your tax deduction for the current tax year.