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Blue Circle Campaign supports Diabetes Canada

During Diabetes Awareness Month purchase a blue circle at Pharmasave

Manitoba and Saskatchewan (November 1, 2018) – Diabetes Canada will kick off its Diabetes Awareness Month activities this November with a Blue Circle Campaign at Pharmasave locations across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. The blue circle symbol, developed by the International Diabetes Federation, is used to signify the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic. It’s easy to purchase a blue circle at check-out to support Diabetes Canada, including the D-Camps program for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.

“We are thrilled that Pharmasave has once again endorsed our Blue Circle Campaign in Manitoba,” says Andrea Kwasnicki, Regional Director for Manitoba. “Last Year Pharmasave’s Gimli location was the top fundraiser of all stores in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, raising more than $6,600 to support Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps program, community outreach services, research and advocacy initiatives. We thank Pharmasave for their ongoing commitment and support of Diabetes Canada.”

“Diabetes Canada is pleased to once again be partnering with Pharmasave on this campaign,” says Brie Hnetka, regional director for Saskatchewan. “For more than five years, their support has allowed us to provide quality programming and to fund important diabetes research projects. In Saskatchewan, our D-Camps program helps children and youth with type 1 diabetes learn how to manage more independently in a medically-supervised environment where every camper has diabetes too.”

Since the partnership began, Pharmasave Central locations have raised over $86,000 to support children newly diagnosed with diabetes and the Diabetes Canada D-Camp program. “The Pharmasave Central region continues to be a proud supporter of Diabetes Canada and the Blue Circle Campaign,” says Paul Melnyk, CEO Pharmasave Drugs (Central) Ltd. “Last November, the Pharmasave members and their communities raised $26,000 to help send children who live with Type 1 diabetes to the D-Camps program in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. These camps are structured to provide the kids with tools and support to empower them in gaining independence in managing their diabetes.”

You can also support Diabetes Canada during Diabetes Awareness Month by making a donation at 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) or online at

Worried about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Diabetes Canada is encouraging Canadians to visit to take the CANRISK test to learn their risk level.

About Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

  • Educational programs and support services;
  • Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
  • Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).


For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Andrea Kwasnicki

Diabetes Canada, Manitoba

Phone: 204-925-6197


Brie Hnetka

Diabetes Canada, Saskatchewan

Phone: 306-584-8445 ext 4102


About Pharmasave:

With more than 650 stores across the country, Pharmasave is one of Canada’s leading independent community pharmacies. Since being founded in 1981, Pharmasave has focused on building a national platform of community-based retail outlets designed to provide exceptional patient-centred healthcare, medication advice, drug store products and customer service. MedAlign@Pharmasave is a collection of services that helps patients manage their medications more effectively, increases patient adherence and improves health outcomes. Through MedAlign@Pharmasave, pharmacists provide medication reviews and medication synchronization, assisting patients by aligning their refills to come due on the same day. Pharmasave continues to differentiate itself through leading-edge digital solutions. Patients can access everyday tools to manage their health in ways that are simple to set up and easy to maintain with eCare@Pharmasave. This suite of interactive solutions enables patients to engage digitally with their pharmacy and empowers them with mobile refills, medication reminders and so much more. Each Pharmasave store operates independently to serve its individual community, tailoring both programs and services to the unique needs of customers and reinforcing the commitment to help all customers live well with Pharmasave.

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