Climber on diabetes trek

Nanaimo climber takes on Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Mount KilimanjaroA trip to Africa’s in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is relying heavily on the generosity of the community.


Nanaimo’s Jake Miller is part of Vancouver-based Team One making the climb June 14. Over the years the team has made several treks, including to base camp at Mount Everest, showing people that being diagnosed with diabetes is not a life-ending event.


Team One’s goal this year is to raise $75,000 and Miller has set a personal goal of $7,000 to contribute.


The trip is 100 per cent funded by the people going and all donations are directly to the foundation.


Miller has organized three events to help the cause including: an ongoing bottle drive until June 9 at 3817 Gilfillan Rd.; a beer and burger night June 1 at the Old City Station Pub from 6:30-8 p.m.; and a cut-a-thon June 9 at the Persona Hair Group in Brooks Landing shopping centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a minimum donation of $10.


For more information or to schedule a bottle drive pickup, please call 250-619-2360 or e-mail jakemiller_44@hotmail.com.