Every kilometre makes a difference

Join Lace Up to End Diabetes, presented by GMS Health & Travel Insurance and do your 10k your way! You choose the activity and you set the pace. Walk, run, ride or dance your kilometres, whether it’s in two hours, two days or two weeks.

September 1- 30, 2021

Step 1:

Join the movement

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Walk, run, ride or dance your distance. Click Join when you’re ready to Lace Up and create your fundraising page.

Step 2:

Share your story

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Rally your fans by sharing why you Lace Up or who you Lace Up for with family and friends. Ask them for support and post about your progress with #LaceUp10k to be featured on our website!

Step 3:

Celebrate the change

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Tune into the livestream to watch or listen to a thank you from us. You’ll see how your fundraising makes a difference in the lives of millions of Canadians living with diabetes and prediabetes.

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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Are you ready to Lace Up? #LetsEndDiabetes now

It’s been 100 years since discovery of insulin the most notable Canadian medical breakthrough and a miraculous change in life expectancy for millions of people around the world. However, insulin is not a cure. It’s the starting line, not the finish line for diabetes. We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes.

That’s why we are glad you’re here. Every dollar you raise through Lace Up to End Diabetes, presented by GMS helps support the millions of Canadians living diabetes or prediabetes, and helps continue the important work led by Diabetes Canada. Your #LaceUp10k supports education, services, advocacy and research that may just lead to the next big medical breakthrough.

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 - $13,577.33
  2. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Kimberley Hanson - $12,710.00
  3. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Brooks Roche - $11,364.00
  4. Legacy Leaver Ross Kinney - $9,424.00
  5. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Laura Syron - $5,655.00
  6. Legacy Leaver Russell Williams - $5,320.00
  7. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Hennessy Escobar - $4,625.00
  8. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Breanne Wilson-Bennett - $4,000.00
  9. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Peter Senior - $3,675.00
  10. Legacy Leaver Michelle Doupe - $3,405.00
Top Teams
  1. Team DC - $43,723.11
  2. Team D - $17,682.33
  3. Team GMS - $6,145.00
  4. Renaissance Warriors - $5,405.00
  5. Team Imagine - $5,060.00
  6. Friends and Benefits - $4,710.00
  7. Team Mango Tango Fun - $3,405.00
  8. Team Ella - $3,400.00
  9. Team Barr-Stein - $2,968.00
  10. Team Arya - $2,965.00

How will you be Lacing Up?

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