World Diabetes Day Breakfast Unveils Grants

WA’s peak diabetes research funding group will mark World Diabetes Day 2018 with an inspirational breakfast in Crawley where it will unveil its latest research grants and hear from one of Perth’s top endocrinologists.

Diabetes Research WA’s ‘Being Extraordinary & Breaking Down Barriers’ event is on at the UWA Watersports Complex on Wednesday November 14.

Director of Diabetes Services at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Dr Joey Kaye will speak about the challenges he’s faced in training to take on one of WA’s toughest physical challenges, the Ironman Western Australia event in December in Busselton.

Inspired by the determination of his patients with diabetes, Dr Kaye’s quest to complete the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run before he turns 50 early next year is also a fundraiser for Diabetes Research WA.

Physiotherapist and high performance director at Front Runner Sports Rafael Baugh will also present at the breakfast on Planning for Success.

A former #3 ITU Duathlon world ranking athlete and West Australian athletics coach, Raf and his team work ongoingly with Athletics Western Australia competitors and run The Running Centre in West Perth.

Diabetes Research WA’s funded research projects for 2019 will also be announced.

To donate to Dr Kaye’s ‘Dash for Diabetes’ fundraiser head to or

Those wanting to attend the World Diabetes Day Breakfast can RSVP to or (08) 9224 1006.

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