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We have fun, raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


YLC Victoria Blog

Bowls, Beer and BBQ Event Wrap Up!


For us at the YLC, it’s the first time we’ve run a lawn bowls event. It’s proved to not only be a lot of fun, but a massive success, raising over $4000!

We were all a bit skeptical with a gloomy grey morning in Carlton, but come 3pm, the sun revealed itself and set us up for a glorious afternoon of lawn bowls! Everyone brought their best game face and many a fierce competition was played.

Taking the pressure off was a delicious lunch courtesy of Burn City Smokers - delectable southern style pulled pork and roast chicken burgers and corn on the cob. Yum!

Thanks to family and friends who baked scrumptious treats for the bake sale! A big thanks the 100+ guests who turned up on the day, and to those who donated online! Your support goes a long way in funding research, and also increasing awareness about Type One Diabetes (T1D).

Technologies such as insulin pumps (and potentially artificial pancreas!) improve the daily lives and long-term health for those living with T1D. Scientists are still trying to elucidate how autoimmune diseases like T1D develop. Research is so very important and this time we are proudly dedicating BBBBQ’s proceeds to the cutting edge T1D research teams at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute!

We’ll see you next year for another lawn bowls afternoon!

-- Nishadee Liyanage, YLC Sponsorship Liaison