Tamara, who is a member of the northeastern Manitoba First Nation, also works as a Research Coordinator with the DREAM Diabetes group in Manitoba. Her daughter, Kenya, lives with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Action Canada is thrilled to congratulate Patient Partner, Tamara Beardy, on her recent 900K walk to raise awareness about diabetes.
The run, which began on August 13th, wrapped up on September 3rd in Winnipeg. You can read a full story about her incredible achievement on the CBC webpage.
DAC researcher, Jon McGavock, who works with Tamara at DREAM noted how important this accomplishment is. “Thousands of researchers, trainees and staff dedicate ourselves to improving the lives of people affected by Diabetes in Canada. Not many of us walk the talk. Tamara did that for First Nations families in her community and across the country. She walked the talk for 3 weeks, and 900 kilometers, inspiring thousands to be aware of and take action to improve the lives of Indigenous people affected by diabetes in Canada.”
Congratulations, Tamara! And thank you for raising awareness for all those affected by diabetes.