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Doctor's dash for diabetes

A doctor has ridden in the 337th Newmarket Town Plate horse race to raise valuable funds for diabetes.

Dr Peter Moran rode the race on the horse Baranook in a field of 18 runners and was up with the front runners for much of the way. He took up the lead a few furlongs from home, only to be pipped at the post to come third.

“Fortunately, this is one of those occasions where it is the taking part and not the winning that really matters”, said Peter, who was racing to raise awareness of diabetes and to raise funds for research.

Peter’s daughter Ciara developed Type 1 diabetes when she was only four, so this is a cause very close to Peter’s heart.

“The increasing number of people with diabetes is a cause for concern and research is desperately needed to develop new therapies to combat the condition,” said Peter, who has recently established the Moran Foundation to raise funds for diabetes research. 

The Foundation currently works in collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association, Diabetes UK and has also established links with the Diabetes Federation of Ireland to share information and develop other fundraising opportunities.

To support Peter's campaign and to develop new links to increase awareness of diabetes you can email him ondrpetermoran@bellnet.caor telephone him on 00 1905 607 9779.

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