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

Step 1:

Join the movement

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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.

Step 2:

Share your story

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Make some noise and share your #LaceUpYourWay challenge with family, friends and colleagues. Raise awareness and funds to support Diabetes Canada.

Step 3:

Track your activity

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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

Meet Our Title Sponsor

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.

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Diabetes is successful at outrunning us all

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:

Top Fundraisers
  1. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Shelley Robertson - $15,000.00
  2. Legacy Leaver Mike Swartz - $9,550.00
  3. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Laura Syron - $9,261.41
  4. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Russell Williams - $6,535.00
  5. Legacy Leaver Stacey Ublansky - $5,794.00
  6. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Ross Kinney - $5,110.00
  7. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Maggie Stewart - $3,700.00
  8. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Sean Shannon - $3,700.00
  9. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Verlyn Olson - $3,625.00
  10. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Cheryl Levick - $3,097.00
Top Teams
  1. MC FUNd Development - $20,055.18
  2. Team Diabetes - $15,565.00
  3. Canada Life Community Champions - $14,690.00
  4. We're on a MISSION! - $10,460.00
  5. Team Levick - $8,056.00
  6. Journey for Jonah - $6,059.00
  7. 25th Annual Matthew & Cameron Flynn and Friends Walk for Diabetes Research - $5,325.00
  8. Team BIC - $5,000.00
  9. We Be Steppin! - $4,885.00
  10. Innovapost - $4,460.00
Thank you to our Lace Up to End Diabetes Sponsors!

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