Join a movement to End Diabetes
This September challenge yourself or rally a team to #LaceUpYourWay and raise funds that help bring us one step closer to a cure. You choose the activity and you set the pace. Every distance and dollar make a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes or prediabetes.
September 1- 30, 2022
Join the movement
Lace Up to End Diabetes anyway you like! Choose how to move, tie your laces, and set your pace on your own or with a team. Click Join when you’re ready to get started.
Share your story
Make some noise and share your #LaceUpYourWay challenge with family, friends and colleagues. Raise awareness and funds to support Diabetes Canada.
Track your activity
Download the Lace Up app to share your fundraising page and set movement goals with just a couple taps. Join activity challenges and earn badges as you go!
Lace Up Virtual Kickoff Event September 1st, 7:00 p.m. EST
Lace Up Your Way
We invite you to #LaceUpYourWay! You choose the activity and you set the pace. Whatever you decide to do, every Lacer helps fund education, support services, advocacy and diabetes research that could lead to the next big medical breakthrough.
Whether you’re a hobby jogger or love the thrill of going fast, running is one of the quickest ways to clock your kilometres.
Hop on your bike, scooter, or skateboard to go the distance. Indoor bikes count, too! This is the easiest way to complete the 100k Challenge!
Walking is an easy way to exercise, and a great way to get the whole family involved: parents, kids, and even your pets!
Join us by stretching, toning, or dancing in your living room! Every two hours of a workout is about 10 kilometres of distance travelled.
GMS Health and Travel Insurance is title sponsor of the 2021 Lace Up to End Diabetes, presented by GMS. Committed to helping people live well, this Saskatchewan-based insurance provider has supported many health care-related programs and activities and is proud to be partnering with Diabetes Canada. Presenting Lace Up to End Diabetes gives GMS the opportunity to encourage people across this country to get physically active and raise funds to help bring an end to diabetes. Taking care of one’s personal health and giving back to the community are two powerful ways Canadians can live well.
GMS has been providing health, travel insurance and group benefits in Canada for more than 70 years. Starting out in 1949 to provide access to basic health care in Saskatchewan, after the introduction of Medicare, GMS stepped in to bridge the gap between publicly funded healthcare and the needs of its customers across Canada. Today, GMS is continuing a proud tradition by finding new and innovative ways to provide industry-leading customer service as we realize our vision of communities and individuals connected by a desire to continually improve health and wellness.
Every 3 minutes a Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.
Diabetes is not slowing down and more work needs to be done. One in 3 people across Canada are affected by diabetes or prediabetes, and some will experience serious and even life-threatening complications.
That’s why we are glad you’re here! Every dollar you raise through Lace Up to End Diabetes helps support the millions of Canadians living diabetes or prediabetes and the important work led by Diabetes Canada.
Lace Up Top Fundraisers
Here is the leaderboard of top Lace Up fundraisers and fundraising teams across Canada:
- MC FUNd Development - $20,055.18
- Team Diabetes - $15,565.00
- Canada Life Community Champions - $14,690.00
- We're on a MISSION! - $10,460.00
- Team Levick - $8,056.00
- Journey for Jonah - $6,059.00
- 25th Annual Matthew & Cameron Flynn and Friends Walk for Diabetes Research - $5,325.00
- Team BIC - $5,000.00
- We Be Steppin! - $4,885.00
- Innovapost - $4,460.00