NAN Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is running a marathon to raise money and awareness about diabetes. He is working with K-Net to post information on his new website about his efforts to support the Nishnawbe Aski in their struggles with this disease. Click here to check out his new web site and leave an encouraging comment for Alvin.
Alvin is one of a four-person team from Thunder Bay participating in the "Fire and Ice" marathon run in Reyjavik, Iceland. He is the only Aboriginal person on this team.
Alvin hopes that the web site will encourage people across the NAN territory to adopt changes that will promote healthy lifestyles that will lower diabetes rates among Aboriginal people. The NAN Deputy Grand Chief wants to get the message across to as many NAN members as possible about this cause.
Schools are encouraged to organize fund-raising campaigns to assist Deputy Grand Chief Fiddler’s run.
To see the photos taken by Melanie Goodchild of Alvin practising for his run, click here.