My number 12 with Team Diabetes in Amsterdam , October 2013, age 73 , type 1 diabetes 30 years !

Can you sense I am excited ?
I have signed up for my number 12 Team Diabetes event, Amsterdam October 20, 2013 .
A list of my 10 BEST reasons 1 ) to assist the Canadian Diabetes Association and the 9 million Canadians living with diabetes and pre diabetes to live healthy lives 2 ) celebrating living 50 years in Canada 3 ) living 30 of those years with diabetes , without complications 4 ) walking/running/crying ?? by my College of 1960 , presently a Hostel...
5 ) will be 73 years of age in 2013 6) I will require training , time limit for the 8 KM is 1 hour , 10 min. 7 ) Some of my class mates of 1960 promised to take me to the Kroeg ( Pub), after I cross the finish line ! 8 ) have some experience with fund raising as YOU have always supported me generously , hence my request to YOU for this event and I will sense your support during training and while doing the walk/run 9 ) Canadians will receive a tax receipt from the Association if over $ 15,00 is donated 10 ) repeat 1-9 . the link to my page ...incase you like to donate on line. Would you prefer to write a cheque then please make it out to the Canadian Diabetes Association and mail to our address which I can sent in a pm .
Anyone in TuD world , who would like to join me or sign up for other Team Diabetes events can visit

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Comment by TuDiabetes Administration on July 18, 2012 at 12:15pm

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Comment by nel on July 18, 2012 at 12:44pm

I am reposting the link to the Hostel, which was the College I went to in 1960 ...the original one does not seem to work ??

Comment by acidrock23 on July 18, 2012 at 4:41pm

I thought it was gonna be your 12th marathon! Have a great race!!

Comment by nel on July 18, 2012 at 7:13pm

Thank You TU Admin for approval to posting :) ...hugs

Comment by nel on July 19, 2012 at 1:05pm

Ac , like your conmment " marathon " shame in doing shorter distances , especially in my home country , right ? I will wear my Team Diabetes shirt proudly :). The bib I wore in Disney World also had my name on it and those cheering us on the side lines kept calling out names ; finally I realized how those knew :)...shows you , I am still learning about the Marathon scene .

Comment by nel on July 19, 2012 at 10:16pm

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2013
Marathon Date: October 20, 2013 (date TBC)
Distances Available: 8K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon
Join Team Diabetes for our return to Amsterdam and explore the “Venice of the North”!
Featuring 165 canals with a total length of 100K, visitors soon discover why Amsterdam is nicknamed the “Venice of the North”. Crossing the canals are more than 1,500 bridges and along its borders are colourful boats and a wide array of interesting and impressive buildings. Besides enjoying the views as you float down the canals, Amsterdam is also a great city to explore both on foot and by bicycle. Numerous cafes and restaurants help keep your thirst and hunger at bay while sightseeing.
Amsterdam is a city that has something for everyone. World-class museums and galleries, fine dining, beautiful parks, unique shopping and a thriving nightlife will keep you busy from the moment you wake up to late into the night!

Comment by nel on February 28, 2013 at 8:43pm

My post , had been deleted ( ???) and has been re -approved some time ago ..stay tuned for my update

Comment by Chris Miller on April 9, 2013 at 10:12am

I wish you the best of luck with your race. You are far more ambitious than me!

Comment by nel on April 10, 2013 at 5:51pm

Thanks Chris ...I still have not updated here ...however I have been adding comments on the main page ...I wish I knew of an easy , simple way ?? .I am a bit out of shape :(

Comment by nel on July 31, 2013 at 10:18pm

In our Inbox recently !
Shuswap BC Liberal MLA, Greg Kyllo, delivered a member’s statement about you in the legislature. Full transcript is available below. All the best with your birthday celebration event tomorrow! J
G. Kyllo: Anytime an MLA in this House is asked what makes their home riding great, I have no doubt that one of the first things that come to mind is people — local residents who exemplify kindness, generosity and dedication to their community.
In Salmon Arm we are lucky to have Petronella Peach. Nel Peach is known as a volunteer extraordinaire. Diagnosed with diabetes 30 years ago, she's used her experience to become a passionate advocate for people with diabetes, bringing attention to the issues they face on a daily basis.
I'll give you a rundown of some of the activities that Nel has been involved with. She's a tireless volunteer for the Canadian Diabetes Association. She has served as the regional chair for the association's interior B.C. region. She's been one of the top fundraisers for the association's interior summer surge. She's also been an impressive fundraiser for Team Diabetes and has run several of their national and international marathon events.
She's an active public speaker, sharing her diabetes journey with others. In 2010 she carried the Olympic Torch in Salmon Arm, nominated for the honour by my MLA predecessor, Mr. George Abbott.
She's won numerous accolades, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Canadian Diabetes Association's regional medal, a regional service award, and a national volunteer award.
Did I mention that this hard-working, determined, young, inspiring member of my community turned 73 years old today? In keeping with her generous spirit, Nel is throwing a birthday party, but instead of gifts, she'll collect donations for her next Team Diabetes event in Amsterdam on Sunday, October 20.
I want to wish Nel Peach a very happy birthday and thank her for her tireless efforts to raise awareness and funds to support the diabetes community. Nel is truly amazing, and I wish her all the best as she continues to make positive contributions to our local community.

Kind regards,
Randi Gill
Communications Manager, Western Canada
Canadian Diabetes Association
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