Our friends at Beyond Type 1 wanted to share a fun way to celebrate Sir Frederick Banting’s 127th birthday. You can read about it here:
Beyond Type 1 is celebrating Sir Frederick Banting’s 127th birthday with a digital birthday party for World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, November 14th . A coalition of almost 50 organizations has banded together to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most signatures to an e-greeting card by wishing birthday wishes to Frederick Banting.
You can sign the card at BantingsBirthday.org. The number of signatures to beat is 65,402.
The digital birthday party and e-greeting card are hosted by Beyond Type 1 on BantingsBirthday.org. “Party guests” and Banting fans will be able to sign his digital birthday card, enter to receive party favors, and read stories about the Nobel Prize winner. The community is also invited to make a $1 donation in honor of the sales price of the original patent, emphasizing Banting’s belief that insulin belonged to the world.
The World Record attempt for Banting’s Birthday will be shared by 1MD, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, CarbDM, Children With Diabetes, Companion Medical, ConnecT1D, Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network Wales, Dexcom, Diabetes NSW, Diabetes NZ, Diabetes Queensland, Diabetes Research Connections, Diabetes Research Institute, Diabetes Sisters, Diabetes Strong, Diabetes Daily, Diabetic Supply UK, Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, Dr. Comfort, Dr.’s Remedy, Genteel, Honey Stinger, The Human Trial, Life For a Child, Livongo, Mannkind, MedAngel, Medtronic Diabetes, Myabetic, MySugr, No Small Voice, NPM, OneDrop, Rhone, Sonia Nabeta Foundation, SpiBelt, Sproutel, Sun Basket, T1D Exchange, Tandem Diabetes Care, Tidepool, Generation UCAN, and We Are Diabetes.
For more information on Sir Frederick Banting, on the celebration, and to help break the world record, visit BantingsBirthday.org.