DNSW & ACT and Golf NSW in new charity partnership

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Diabetes NSW & ACT is pleased to announce that it has signed a new partnership agreement with Golf NSW which will see it become the exclusive Charity Partner for the NSW Open this November.

Sturt Eastwood CEO Diabetes NSW & ACT said “We’re very excited about the new partnership with Golf NSW.  As the peak body for golf in NSW the partnership will provide us with new opportunities to reach and positively impact large numbers of Australians.

“There are currently 1.2 million Australians living with diabetes and its estimated there are another half a million living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.  1 in 4 adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes which means every adult you meet either has diabetes or knows someone who does,” said Mr Eastwood.

“Exercise, staying physically fit and being involved in activities that are good for your mental health are all important for managing diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes. Golf is a great way to get all of these positive health benefits and connecting with friends. It’s another reason the partnership with Golf NSW is such a good fit for us,” said Sturt.

CEO of Golf NSW, Stuart Fraser agreed saying, “We are very pleased to partner with Diabetes NSW & ACT who work tirelessly to support those living with diabetes. Many golfers throughout NSW and the ACT will either be living with diabetes, or have family of friends who are, so it just makes sense for us to give them our support.”

Diabetes NSW & ACT will be the exclusive charity partner at the NSW Golf Open, being held at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club from 16 – 19 November.

“Fundraising activities will run across the weekend and it would be great to see the golfing community give generously show their support for Diabetes NSW & ACT,” said Mr Fraser.

For more information about the programs, services and support available through Diabetes NSW & ACT visit diabetesnsw.com.au or call 1300 342 238.

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