Paint A Cure

When it comes to a cure for diabetes, we do not have all the pieces of the puzzle. But together, with the help of our community and their charity, we are working to paint a future without diabetes.
“Like most people I have friends with diabetes, and as I see them quietly managing their disease, watching what they eat, testing their blood sugars and giving themselves injections; I wish them a greater freedom from their symptoms.

With that in mind, and having been introduced to the various logos and images that the Alberta Diabetes Foundation uses, I had the idea of painting a child blowing onto a dandelion seed head and watching the seeds float free. The seed head is represented by the logo which breaks apart into colourful circles. As the circles float away they become hummingbirds, which is another theme for the foundation and the title of their fundraising gala. I see the whole painting representing hope and, one day, freedom from diabetes.” -Karen Bishop
We need your help. We believe in community and charity. It is important. Change only happens when people come together to support a cause. Some pieces of the canvas still have not been returned to us. We need as many pieces back as we can get by October 31, 2017. Without your support, this painting will remain broken and in pieces, just as people with diabetes will remain unable to live a full life free of the disease. If we come together, this painting will become something new and whole. With your support, there is hope.

The pieces of art returned to us will be incorporated into a new painting, which will be revealed in November 2017 for Diabetes Awareness Month. Anyone who returns their piece will receive a postcard of the new painting. Please check back for updates on the campaign's progress and to see images of the finished new artwork.
Karen Bishop is a local Edmonton artist whose piece will become a symbol of hope for diabetes research in Alberta. 

Karen’s painting was cut into small pieces and mailed to Albertans across the province. 

We asked these recipients to return the piece with a donation to showcase their commitment to diabetes research. The pieces that are mailed back to us at the Alberta Diabetes Foundation will be combined to create a new painting that will represent the future of hope for diabetes research in Alberta. Your donation will help us continue to fund life-changing diabetes research here in Alberta. If you so choose, you can also sign your name on the back of the canvas to further showcase your commitment to diabetes research and to stand with those suffering from diabetes.
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