Pascua Yaqui project
Team Fundraising Goal: $2,000.00
|Total Number of Gifts: 4|
|Total Value of Gifts: $1,200.00|
The Ayuda project with the Pascua Yaqui people in Tucson Arizona is a move in a new direction both for Ayuda and the Pascua Yaqui.
IN conjunction with sponsors from the sports industry and El Tour de Tucson, the project will take a collection of type 2 diabetic volunteers from the Pascua Yaqui community through a scheme of exercise and diabetes mentoring. Over several months the participants will increase their fitness and work towards the goal of completing one of the rides at the 2013 Tour de Tucson. This will occur in November 2013, world diabetes month.
Not only will the participants complete the event but they will document the progress they make over the period of the scheme. The data generated will be used to illustrate the positive outcomes of combing exercise and diet to combat type 2 diabetes.
This scheme will also allow the members of the Pascua Yaqui scheme to serve as role models for other members of their community. this is a community which is derided and constructed negatively in the local media and the local conception. Through making positive steps for their diabetes management and taking control of their health this project will allow the Pascua Yaqui to prove that they can serve as their own role models and can live healthy, happy and productive lives with diabetes.
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