We're Riding In Tour De Office
We’re delighted to announce that Coronis will participate in Tour De Office this year and will be raising money for… Diabetes Queensland!
Tour De Office encourages companies to participate in a week long office cycling challenge to promote a healthy and active attitude in the workplace. Coronis will be one of many organisations across Australia competing against each other (McDonalds, 99 Bikes, Commonwealth Bank, Facebook, etc) over 40 hours to raise funds for charity.
From September 7 to 11, 2015, staff and supporters from across the Coronis network will gather at our corporate headquarters in Lutwyche to ride in a five day relay. Everyone will take turns to climb aboard a high-tech racing bike set up as a stationery trainer for 30 minutes each to help raise money for charity – and our efforts will be broadcast live online. We will be working up a sweat but at the same time, we’ll work on our teamwork, building employee morale and helping to highlight the dangers of diabetes.
Diabetes Queensland is our chosen charity. It’s the representative voice of more than 200,000 Queenslanders living with diabetes. That number has increased by more than 900 percent in the past 20 years and is forecast to reach 700,000 by 2031.
Of three types of diabetes, the most common is type 2, which can lie undetected in the body for years. Today in Queensland about 93,000 people have type 2 and don’t even know it.
Unlike type 1 diabetes, which cannot be cured or prevented, the onset of type 2 can be forestalled or delayed by keeping a healthy weight, eating well and being active.
That’s why Coronis Realty is proud to saddle up, be active and help spread the word about the dangers of diabetes as part of the Tour De Office.
When our ride ends on September 11, we’re hoping to have covered more than 1000km and to have raised $20,000 for Diabetes Queensland.
That money will be used by Diabetes Queensland for risk assessment strategies, so that more Queenslanders can learn whether they are at risk of type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
Passing urine more often, especially at night
Unexplained weight loss (type 1)
Slow healing of cuts and wounds
For more information, please visit www.diabetesqld.org.au
If you would like to help Coronis reach our target of $20,000 for Diabetes Queensland, please donate here. As we can't set up a company donation page, we have created an account for Theo Coronis, the founder of our company. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.