For the Townsman
Sarah Struthers of Cranbrook was recently recognized by the Canadian Diabetes Association as their 2014 National Young Volunteer.
This award honours youth who advance the mission and goals of the Association by helping to improve the health and well-being of individuals living with or affected by diabetes.
Sarah was recognized for her ongoing volunteer work with children and their families at Diabetes camps, and her participation in educational mentoring programs that assist school teachers who have students with diabetes. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of seven, Sarah is able to provide a first-hand perspective on the challenges of living with diabetes. She began volunteering shortly after her diagnosis and has been asked to speak about her experiences at numerous educational and fundraising events.
Sarah is also actively involved in advocating to governments for enhancements in diabetes funding and care.
Sarah is presently completing an Agriculture degree at the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources in Saskatoon, and intends to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She is the daughter of Sally and David Struthers of Cranbrook, BC.